Rupert Grint: The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman will Premiere at Sundance Film Festival!

December 3, 2012, 4:22pm– The news just keeps pouring in the world of Rupert Grint news. It has just been announced that Rupert‘s upcoming feature film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The festival takes place in Park City, Utah from January 17 to 27 2013.

Trevor Groth, the Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival had this to say about the selections of films revealed today:

The films in the Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections offer compelling portraits of worlds and people ranging from the beloved to the misunderstood to the unknown. Expertly crafted by some of the most esteemed filmmakers in the world these films have the power to delight audiences at the Festival and impact our culture at large.

This exciting news comes right after collider.com released the very first picture from the film which shows Shia Labeouf and Evan Rachel Wood sharing an intimate moment – check it out here.

We do not know yet if Rupert will attend the Film Festival, but we will let you know as soon as we find out.

Exclusive: Our Phone Interview with Rupert Grint!

September 25, 2012, 11:29am– Although news have been a bit slow, we have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you exciting new Rupert Grint goodies. Yesterday, we had the amazing opportunity to talk with Rupert on the phone, and we are now ready to share our interview with everybody.

We asked him several questions about his upcoming projects: The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, CBGB and Postman Pat – as well as a few clarifying questions about The Drummer and Enemy of Man.

We even asked what he was wearing to get all you listeners a visual image of Rupert on the other end of the line, and we asked him to tell us something that no one would expect about him. The answer was… unexpected but this picture might give you a clue.

You can listen to the interview below and read the transcript here.

Thank you so much Rupert for taking the time to talk with us :)

Rupert Grint: New Interview with Metro.co.uk!

July 29, 2012, 7:08am– Metro.co.uk has released a brand new interview with Rupert Grint where we get a bunch of great new quotes about all his recent projects, the Olympics, life on the Harry Potter set and even his favourite pets.

Rupert talks a great deal about playing Cheetah Chrome in CBGB and what it was like portraying a real person that is still alive today:

Cheetah Chrome was actually on set. It’s the first time I’ve played a real person and there’s a pressure to get it right. I also have to play the guitar, which I can’t do – I was faking it. I learned the chords and rough shapes but you won’t see my hands too much in the film. It’s amazing he’s still alive, given the amount of drugs he did. He’s got a young son who was a big Harry Potter fan, so it was nice to meet him.
Cheetah had some advice about my performance and I had to get his voice right – he had quite a distinctive drug-affected mumbling voice and I had to do an American accent. We’re both ginger so look similar. Hopefully people will buy it.

He was also asked about his role in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman where he stars alongside Shia Labeouf:

That’s quite a strange one. Shia LaBeouf plays a character who travels around the world. It’s quite a drug-fuelled journey and he meets various crazy characters along the way.
I play a character he meets in a youth hostel. I can’t give away what he does but it was quite a transition for me.

The interview is a great read and Rupert offers some nice insights into life on a movie set, you can read the entire interview here!

Remember to check out our extensive coverage of Rupert Grint’s Olympic Torch Relay in our previous post with all the beautiful new pictures and the lovely new interview.

UPDATE: Female First and The Sun are reporting that Rupert will be a guest on Beat TV! It is a music-based entertainment show highlighting the social side of the Olympic Games and revealing what’s happening out and about in London town. We do not know when Rupert will appear on the show, but it premieres tonight on ITV2 at 6:30pm (UK time). We will have more on this as soon as more news surfaces.

UPDATE #2: We have just received word that Rupert will indeed be a guest on Beat TV! He will film his appearance next week on Tuesday August 7. Exciting news, and we can’t wait to see Rupert on this show!

Rupert Grint: New Article about the Pre-Production of CBGB!

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.

Confirmed: Rupert Grint in The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman!

May 19th, 2012, 7:08am– Screendaily.com is reporting that Rupert Grint is attached to the film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. The film will be directed by Fredrik Bond and star names such as Shia Labeouf, Mads Mikkelsen, Melissa Leo, James Buckley, Vincent D’Onofrio and Evan Rachel Wood. The movie will begin filming in Romania on May 21 2012.

Collider.com provides a full synopsis:

Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) was just a normal guy…until he fell in love with the one girl who will probably get him killed. When Charlie meets the absolutely irresistible Gabi she’s already been claimed by Nigel, an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal. Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way. Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams, must Charlie Countryman die?

We do not yet know what role Rupert will play in the film, but we will of course update as soon as more information becomes available.

Distribution deals have already been closed before filming even starts and Screendaily offers a whole list that tells us this film will be shown worldwide :)

Deals have closed in Portugal (Lusomundo), Latin America (Imagem), Hong Kong (Deltamac), Singapore (Innoform), Middle East (Gulf), CIS (DT), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Taiwan (SSG), China (HGC), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Eastern Europe (Mediapro), Benelux (Belga), Thailand (Dreams Vision), Israel (Forum), Greece, Turkey and India (Tanweer), Iceland (Samfilm) and Malaysia (13 Entertainment).

We are awaiting confirmation on this exciting news, so we must treat it as a rumour for now.

UPDATE: The news is indeed true! We will update when more information and news start to trickle in. :)