June 7, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Ashley Greene has landed the female lead in indie punk scene drama “CBGB”, named for the famed New York rock club it revolves around, reports Variety. Greene will play Lisa Kristal, eventual business manager of the club and daughter to the club’s owner Hilly Kristal, who will be played by Alan Rickman.
In the script, Kristal is depicted as a fiery young woman who often clashed with her father, but ultimately ends up going to law school in order to help him keep the club. CBGB eventually closed down in 2008, and Kristal, who now controls the estate, is an executive producer on the film. The cast is rounded out by Malin Akerman playing Blondie singer Debbie Harry, Rupert Grint, Johnny Galecki, Stana Katic, Joel David Moore, Peter Vack, Kerry Bische, Taylor Hawkins, Mickey Sumner, Steven Schub and Evan Alex Cole. Randall Miller will direct later this month in Savannah, GA, from a script he wrote with Jody Savin.
Greene is most known for her role as Alice Cullen in “Twilight”, the finale of which, “Breaking Dawn Part II”, wraps up the vampire saga this November. She also has the female lead in horror pic “The Apparition” opposite Sebestian Stan out this September, as well as quirky indie comedy “Butter” opposite Jennifer Garner and Olivia Wilde.
May 23, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
The stars of “Harry Potter” are slowly moving away from Hogwarts, with Daniel Radcliffe since winning over Broadway critics in two acclaimed shows and joining Beat film “Kill Your Darlings”, and Emma Watson focusing on her studies and a career in fashion. Rupert Grint has remained relatively low profile in comparison, but Variety reports today that the Brit actor is heading back to Hollywood with two new book adaptations.
The young star has joined Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood in “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman“, which follows Labeouf’s Charlie, an American suburban kid who travels to Eastern Europe to find himself, only to find Wood’s lovely Hungarian girl Gabi instead. Mads Mikkelsen also stars as the villainous crime boss who will stop at nothing to keep the young lovers apart after claiming Gabi for himself, and the pic will be helmed by Fredrick Bond.
Grint has also joined Alan Rickman in Randall Miller‘s “CBGB“, which follows 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 during the late 1970s. It will be a second musical role for Grint, who recently joined Chloe Moretz in “The Drummer“, a music biopic based on the life of Beach Boys drummer, Dennis Wilson.
March 14, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Chloe Moretz has been pretty quiet since promo ended on her Oscar-winning film “Hugo” but has today signed on to join the cast of Randall Miller’s “The Drummer”, a music biopic based on the life of Beach Boys drummer, Dennis Wilson.
Variety reports that Moritz will be joined by “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint .
Moretz will play Wilson’s daughter Jennifer, whilst Grint will be Stan Shapiro, “a mail room intern at William Morris, who befriended Wilson during the last few years of the musician’s life.”
The film is set to begin production in mid June, and also stars Vera Fermiga as Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, and Aaron Eckhart as Wilson.
Moritz broke out in 2010 as the superhero in “Kickass” and then in the Hollywood adaptation of vampire film “Let Me In”. She received critical acclaim for her role in Martin Scorcese’s 3D fantasy epic “Hugo” and can next be seen in Tim Burton’s adaptation of “Dark Shadows” set for release this coming May.
“The Drummer” wll mark Grint’s first major deal since “Harry Potter” ended last year. The rising Brit has stuck to small British indie flicks so far in his career, including “Cherrybomb” and “Wild Target”.
March 23, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
It looks like Rupert Grint might have to chop off his locks quite soon. According to Norwegian entertainment news blog VG, Rupert Grint is confirmed to star in “Comrade,” an anti-war movie directed by Petter Næss. This confirmation reportedly comes straight from Grint’s reps. “Comrade” follows a group of English and German pilots who find themselves becoming unlikely allies when they are shot to the ground and stranded up high in the Norwegian wilderness. Grint will play British Private Robin Southey Smith who hails from Liverpool.
Grint is scheduled to begin production this week and will film for about six weeks. Fellow Brit Lachlan Nieboer, as well as Norwegian actor Stig Henrik Hoff and German actors Florian Lukas and David Kross are also attached to the film.
“Comrade” will be Grint’s first feature film since his completion of the final Harry Potter film, which premieres in theatres this summer.
November 4, 2010 | Posted by Linda Ge
It’s been exactly ten years since the world first caught a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, all three destined for superstardom from a young age, playing the iconic roles of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasely in the wildly successful “Harry Potter” series, based on the wizardry fantasy novels by JK Rowling. With the final installment of the “Harry Potter” film franchise upon us (Part 1 hits theaters November 19, part 2 will open on July 15, 2011), Entertainment Weekly talked to the three actors for this week’s cover story. The chatter inevitably turned towards nostalgia and saying goodbye.