Rupert Grint: “I Always Wanted To Play A Punk”

cbgb icon2August 5th, 2013, 7:55pm–Newspaper USA Today released several pictures from CBGB (only two are new which you can see here and here) as well as an article on the movie. Rupert Grint is interviewed where he reveals how much he’s wanted to play a punk rocker.

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“I have always wanted to play a punk,” says Grint, 24, who stars as rocker Cheetah Chrome in the historical drama CBGB (opening in limited markets Oct. 11). “It was really good fun.”

We also learn that some of the actors voices are mixed in with the original songs. The original soundtrack is due out on October 8th. It will be available on vinyl and CD according to this article. It’s up for pre-order here.

Rupert had this to say about playing on stage:

“It was a real buzz. We actually felt like we were in a band, which is something I have always wanted to do, secretly,” Grint says. “It was nice to have a little taste of that.”

The article has tons of information and quotes from director Randy Miller and his wife (also producer) Jody Savin. You can read all about here here.

UPDATE: Don’t forget to check out the photo gallery on USA Today’s website as it has additional quotes from Rupert!

Rupert Grint: New CBGB Picture As Cheetah Chrome!

cbgb icon2May 7th, 2013, 1:46am–The official facebook page for CBGB movie has released another still featuring Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome and Freddy Rodriguez as Idaho. Fun fact, according to the official facebook the nuns are played by Jody Savin (CBGB producer) and Cusses lead singer, Angel Bond. You can view the lovely new image in our gallery here. And in case you missed it, a new still released a few days ago can be seen here and a bts picture here.

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In other news, over the weekend Rupert attended the Stortford Festival. Several fans met and took pictures with him which you can see via our twitter page. There is also a lovely picture of him with the festival’s marketing director in our gallery and you can view that here.

Rupert Grint: New Article about the Release of CBGB!

September 18, 2012, 12:53pm– Rolling Stone has published a new article about Rupert Grint‘s upcoming film CBGB where he is co-starring once again with Alan Rickman. The article is full of new information about the film’s shoot and the ongoing editing process that is happening right now.

Director Randall Miller and writer Jody Savin also talk about the dificult casting decisions when the actors have to portray well-known people:

“That’s always a tough creative decision,” Savin said of recruiting actors who embody the spirit of the musicians over relying on straight impersonations. “It was tricky,” Miller added, explaining the filmmakers’ year-long search for actors who not only looked the part, but also played the instruments that corresponded to their characters. “It’s all about just finding the authentic people.”

The article also mentions Rupert specifically and Cheetah Chrome has a nice quote about Rupert‘s portrayal of the Dead Boys guitarist:

Things immediately clicked between actor Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame and guitarist Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys, whom the young actor portrays. Though Grint’s English accent initially worried him, Chrome, who has a seven-year-old son and has seen every Harry Potter movie, says his only advice to Grint was to mumble a lot.
“The first day I saw him on-set, he hit it dead-on,” Chrome told Rolling Stone. “He had me down. I’m really glad he’s doing me.” Chrome himself wasn’t left out of the film: he has a cameo as a cranky cab driver who hates punk music.

The film is expected to be released in 2013 – we will keep you updated on any and all news about CBGB. You can read the entire article here which also includes a new still from the film.

CBGB’s Writer Jody Savin Talks Casting Rupert Grint!

June 8th, 2012, 2:00am–In a lovely article about bringing the iconic New York club to Savannah, GA for filming Jody Savin mentions the process of choosing Cheetah Chrome with interesting tidbits on Rupert Grint. She talks about how from the very beginning stages of the script they wanted Rupert to portray him. You can read the quote below:

and Rupert Grint, who Savin and director Randall Miller had in mind from the beginning.

“When we were writing the script, we wanted Rupert to play Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys,” Savin said. “He just looks so much like him. And we’re excited to see Rupert in a dog collar, with a scowl.”

You can read the entire article here. It’s a very interesting read for those who are into the production of a movie.

In casting news for the movie, another big name star has joined the cast: Ashely Greene, best known for her role as Alice Cullen in the Twilight franchise. If there is one bright spot to Twilight it’s Ashely Greene who is literally Alice Cullen from the moment she was on screen.