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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.
June 15th, 2012, 3:49pm–With 10 days left before filming starts on June 25th, the news came out today that Cheetah Chrome, who Rupert Grint will be portraying in the CBGB movie, will be making a cameo appearance in the film. Savannah Now has an article out with a quote from the movie’s director Randall Miller saying: “Cheetah is looking forward to meeting his seven-year-old son’s big screen idol.” Who could blame him for idolizing Rupert? I know none of us object! In the same article you can read about a few local college students in Savannah who will be in the movie which includes the drummer for The Dead Boys here.
In other casting news Donal Logue (possibly best known for his role on TV show Grounded For Life) will play Merv Ferguson, the right-hand man for Hilly Kristal. Also The Dead Boys front man Stiv Bators has been cast with actor Justin Bartha best known for his roles in The Hangover movies and the National Treasure movies.
UPDATE: A new interview with Randall Miller has popped up where it talks about the process of CBGB coming together and also just touches a bit on The Drummer. Since it doesn’t specifically mention to much of Rupert I am just updating this news post with it for those who are interested. There is a tid bit that suggest The Dead Boys will be a large part of this particular story of CBGB and Hilly’s legacy. You can read all about it here. The Drummer is currently looking for a fall shoot at the moment.
May 30th, 2012, 10:06am– Savannah Morning News has published an interview today with Nadine Jolson – director of publicity for Unclaimed Freight Productions, (the production company behind CBGB), Randall Miller, the director and Jay Self, Savannah’s director of Film Services. The article offers a lot of new information about the upcoming filming of the rock movie about the famous venue CBGB as well as high praise for Rupert Grint! It is great to see that the Rupert love is spreading
There is also news on the casting front, and it seems that Rupert has chosen an exciting project to be a part of:
Jolson said locations for the Savannah exteriors had been selected, but she
couldn’t reveal them — yet. The same goes for surprise cast members — “there will be a whole lot more, some fun ones” — and celebrity cameos with “famous musicians playing roles or (playing) other famous musicians,” she noted.
It seems as if the city of Savannah is just as excited as all of us Rupert fans! You can read the entire article here!
In other news, this Romanian article states that Rupert Grint will play the role of Shia Labeouf’s best friend in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. We do not know if this information is true or how reliable this source is, so we will keep this in the rumour category until more information becomes available.
May 23th, 2012, 4:08pm– Another day, another role for Rupert Grint. We are still not over the excitement from the other day when we got the confirmation that Rupert would be filming The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman right now in Romania.
Now, Variety is reporting that Rupert will take part in yet another film – this time it is the film CBGB helmed by Randall Miller, who is also directing Rupert in The Drummer which will be filmed in the fall.
Variety describes the film, which is also starring Rupert’s Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman,and even discloses which role Rupert will play in the film:
“CBGB” stars Alan Rickman as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal and the New York City club’s impact on the underground music scene, highlighting artists like the Talking Heads, the Ramones and Blondie. Grint will play Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys, who played a prominent role during the club’s rise.
We are currently awaiting confirmation on Rupert’s involvement in this project.
Update: The news has been confirmed! It is a great time to be a Rupert Grint fan.
Update #2: Check out this article from The Hollywood Reporter about the great cast that CBGB is gathering. It also includes new information regarding where and when the actual filming will take place:
CBGB begins shooting June 25 at Meddin Studios in Savannah, Ga., before moving on to New York City to complete filming.