We have now been told that a brand new Q&A will be included during which Rupert talks about his fans and upcoming projects.
As many of you know, every year we put together an online birthday card for the fans to sign for Rupert. And every year, we feature some stunning artwork as a sort of "cover" for the card (see past examples from 2012 and 2008).
This year, we're interested in highlighting some new talent to design the front cover. If your love of art is so powerful, it's coursing through your veins, and you want the opportunity to have your favorite actor see your work, then we want to hear from you!
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with some examples of your art work. The artist chosen will have until Rupert's birthday, August 24, to come up with a concept and design for the cover.
Deadline to submit an application is July 20. The online birthday card will be open for all of your mesages in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned!
ScreenDaily is reporting that Rupert Grint will join Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Josh Berger from Warner Bros. UK to talk about the Harry Potter phenomenon. The talk is part of the UK Trade & Investment's international business legacy program during the Olympic Games.
The film industry will be well represented in the Creative Industries portion of the event, which will take place on July 31 (very fitting for a Harry Potter discussion!). Note, however, that this is a private event for business leaders only.
Also, on an unrelated note, we thought we'd update you all regarding CBGB filming. Shooting has begun in Savannah, but Rupert will not on set until early July (dates to be confirmed).
You may remember Nick Wilson as RupertGrint.net's Featured Artist for our Music Section for the month of June. Well, today, we have a brand new Q&A from Nick, just for you!
Read Nick's Q&A, listen to his cover of Oasis' "She's Electric" if you haven't already, and follow his YouTube channel!
We've got more exciting news on the development of Rupert Grint's upcoming movie 'CBGB.' Casting has been coming along nicely according to an article that states over 900 people came to audition for a role or to be an extra in the film in Savannah, Ga. As previously announced, Rupert will be playing a guitarist named Cheetah Chrome, from the band called Dead Boys, in the film alongside Alan Rickman and others. See what Randall Miller had to say about casting in an interview all about CBGB here.
Cheetah Chrome will also be appearing in the film as a cameo and in this article, director Randall Miller said, "Cheetah is looking forward to meeting his 7-year-old son's big screen idol."
Co-writer Jody Savin said in an interview, “When we were writing the script, we wanted Rupert to play Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys. He just looks so much like him. And we’re excited to see Rupert in a dog collar, with a scowl.”
CBGB The Movie has been flooding social media* with updates, pictures and news, so keep up with Rupert's new movie with us here at RupertGrint.net for more!
Blag is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and will be featuring some previously unseen photos of Rupert in their special issue. You can pre-order a copy of the magazine at this link and also find out how you (yes, you!) can be included within the magazine's pages. Actors Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are featured on the cover.
There's been a lot of casting announcements recently for the film CBGB. As you may recall, Rupert was cast in the role of punk guitarist Cheetah Chrome, and filming is slated to begin June 25 in Savannah, Georgia. Other actors (in addition to the previously announced Alan Rickman as lead Hilly Kristal) who will be joining the ensemble include: Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry, Stana Katic, Joel David Moore, Johnny Galecki, Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters as Iggy Pop and Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith. The list is long, but you can keep up-to-date at IMDb!
If you live in the Georgia area, you might be interested to know that a call for extras recently went out:
The open casting call is from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 12 at the studio, 2315 Louisville Road. Specifically, they're looking for music lovers, musicians, motorcyclists, '70s car owners and people with a '70s "look."
Please note this does not necessarily mean you would get to be in any scenes with Rupert. But for any aspiring actors, music lovers and film buffs, it could be a great opportunity!
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