First News on Rupert Grint in Charlie Countryman

Well.

I admit one of my main reasons for wanting to see The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman was that I'm a quarter Romanian.

We'd heard so little about it, so all eyes have been on Sundance, for news of the World Premiere screening.

Finally, some news, via USAToday :

Grint plays a drug-loving, aspiring porn star (his porn name is Boris Pecker) who befriends Shia LaBeouf in the story set in seedy Bucharest, Romania. His character enjoys powerful hits of Viagra that go well beyond the recommended dosage.

"He's so synonymous with the Harry Potter series, I think that's why he was so keen to do this," says Countryman director Fredrik Bond. "He's dying to be doing different stuff outside of the series and be acknowledged for it. He's an incredible actor. And it's so different from what he's done before. He had an amazing time.''

But British comic James Buckley, who plays his best friend in the film, had nothing but praise for Grint's departure role.

"He was great to work with. I didn't think about Ron Weasley at all. Which is the way it should be."

The two improvised many of their comic scenes together with LaBeouf. But the fun stopped in a scene when Buckley and Grint's characters find themselves shirtless and glued together back-to-back by Romanian gangsters.

"But they actually just glued us together," says Buckley. "It was really painful. And I'm a bit hairier than Rupert and it was hurting me so much. I hated it so much. And it was raining. So we were glued together in the rain."

Adding to their woes: The glue took days to come off, sticking Buckley to his sheets at night. Buckley called Grint to ask him how he was coping. Grint responded with his own Harry Potter-like cure.

Says Buckley: "Rupert told me he was using the little vodka miniatures in the hotel bar. He said it was really helping to get the glue off.''

Hopefully a distributor is as intrigued as I now am, and we'll have distribution news soon. We are inquiring about the nature of the project mentioned in the article and will update when we have news.

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Submitted by Lauren on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 13:04
First Image of Rupert Grint in 'CBGB'

The official CBGB movie Facebook page has posted one of the first images of Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome from the Dead Boys. The photo comes from a screengrab from a scene in the movie - Cheetah Chrome is behind the wheel, accompanied by band members Johny Blitz (Bronson Adams) and Stiv Bators (Justin Bartha). Click the image below for full size!

CBGB does not currently have a release date.

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Submitted by Stephanie on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 20:44
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Featured in Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly shared a new picture of actor Shia LaBeouf (no Rupert yet) from The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.

EW also shared some small insight into Rupert's role:

Wood said Rupert Grint’s part in the film helps the actor shed his Harry Potter stigma and added a lightness to the dark movie. “Rupert Grint is amazing in this film. It was such a brilliant idea to cast him. It’s hilarious."

 

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Submitted by Celine on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 15:15
Audio: Rupert Grint Joins Sister During Radio Interview

Back in December, Rupert's talented sister Samantha (a.k.a Ghost of Samantha) made an appearance on the radio station Diverse 102.8 FM to talk about her music and perform a few songs. You can listen to the entire interview at this link.

Towards the end of her segment, Rupert was called in to take part in a brother vs. sister quiz game. We've cut down the audio to just this 5-minute portion. Have a listen below and see who prevailed!

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Submitted by Stephanie on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:51
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman in Competition at Berlinale 2013

The Hollywood Reporter announced earlier today that "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" will be in Competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. 

The 63rd Berlinale runs February 7 to 17.

Here the official press release from THR:

• The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman

• Director: Fredrik Bond

• Starring: Shia LaBoeuf, Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo, Rupert Grint and Mads Mikkelsen

• International Premiere

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Submitted by Celine on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:39
Audio Extract of Rupert Grint's Narration for 'We Are Aliens'

A 53 second audio extract of Rupert Grint's narration for the National Space Center's show, We Are Aliens, was released online. You can listen to the clip from the beginning of the show using the widget below.

We have also confirmed that Rupert will not be attending the Sundance Film Festival next week. The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman - in which he has a supporting role - will be premiering on the 21st. We'll keep an eye out for any reviews that come out from the screenings, however!

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Submitted by Stephanie on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:33
Sundance Film Festival Adds Screening Schedule for 'Charlie Countryman'

As announced earlier this month, the Sundance Film Festival will be hosting the premiere of the Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, which Rupert filmed a supporting role for over the summer.

For anyone planning on attending the festival, four screening dates have been announced. The first (presumably the premiere) will take place on January 21, 2013. Complete list of dates & times are below; ticket information can be found on this page.

1/21/2013 - 6:30 pm - Eccles Theatre, Park City
1/22/2013 - 9:00 am - Eccles Theatre, Park City
1/25/2013 - 9:30 pm - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City
1/26/2013 - 11:59 pm - Library Center Theatre, Park City

A brief synopsis of the film is available on the Sundance website, but so far we know Rupert will be playing a character named Carl who befriends Shia LaBeouf's character, Charlie, while traveling in Romania. No word yet if Rupert will be at Sundance, but we'll keep you updated!

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Submitted by Stephanie on Sat, 12/15/2012 - 09:55
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