Over the course of the weekend, some photos of fans bumping into Rupert in Southern California have been making their way across Twitter and Instagram. Rupert's been sporting a shorter haircut (possibly for a to be announced project?) and was spotted at Disneyland with former "Harry Potter" costar Tom Felton (Tupert lives!). He was also spotted checking out Bob Dob's art collection.
After a bit of an absense, we're back with a new addition to our music section! Talented filmmaker and musician, Joe Chang, has covered The Dead Boys' "Sonic Reducer" exclusively for us! You may recall The Dead Boys from Rupert Grint's upcoming film, CBGB, in which Rupert plays Cheetah Chrome, The Dead Boys' guitarist.
We're very pleased to feature Joe today on RupertGrint.net and invite you to check out his lovely acoustic cover!
Joe's shadowy video creates a slightly haunting effect, allowing you to only see him in silhouette. His uniquely shot, effectively performed cover is now live on our YouTube channel. More on Joe can be found by following the link below! We hope you enjoy!
Exciting news for American fans of Rupert Grint! The Norwegian WWII drama, Into the White, will have a limited theatrical run in the U.S. beginning April 12, 2013. It will also be available on Ultra VOD beginning March 7, 2013.
IndieWire broke the news with the official North American poster for the film. Check it out below!
You can keep up with everything about the U.S. Into the White release by LIKING the new Facebook page here.
Earlier this month, we reported that the Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman will be screening at the Berlin Film Festival in February. The official festival program has now been released with a date for the film's premiere - which Rupert will be attending!
NDCC will premiere on Saturday, February 9 at 22:00 at the Berlinale Palast.
Other screening dates & locations include:
Sun Feb 10 15:00 - Friedrichstadt-Palast
Sun Feb 10 22:15 - Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Sun Feb 17 22:45 - Berlinale Palast
Unclaimed Freight Productions, the company behind Rupert's upcoming film, CBGB, recently relaunched their website. You can check out their section about CBGB with numerous new movie stills at this link. Of interest to us, of course, is this rockin' (literally) new photo of the Dead Boys - with Cheetah Chrome tearing it up on the guitar.
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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.
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.
Into the White