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Rupert Grint To Star In Cherrybomb
Belfast-set romance for Ron Weasley

09 July 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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With the Harry Potter gravy train coming to an end very soon, the principal cast are all beginning to scratch around for alternative employment. Emma Watson has lined up the romantic drama, Napoleon And Betsy, while Daniel Radcliffe will be flopping his cock around on stage in the Broadway version of Equus.

So that leaves Rupert Grint. So far the 19 year-old has made just two non-Potter flicks – the kids’ film, Thunderpants, when he was knee-high to a house elf, and the decent Britflick, Driving Lessons, in 2006.

But now he’s lined up the lead role in Cherrybomb, a drama which will be set – and, it’s good to see, filmed - in Belfast.

Grint will play one of two best friends who compete for the same girl, with tragic consequences. (Spoiler!)

Kimberly Nixon will play the object of Grint’s affection, while Robert Sheehan plays his friend-cum-rival in a movie that seems as far removed from Hogwarts as can be. And quite rightly so – because of his distinctive red hair, Grint will find escaping Ron Weasley to be perhaps even harder than, say, Radcliffe will find shaking off Harry Potter. So it’s time to get out there and add a few strings to his bow.

Careful, though, Rupert – this Empire journo will be studying your Norn Iron accent with great interest. It’s a tough one to master.

Cherrybomb will be directed by first-timers Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glen Leyburn – who, Empire has just remembered, ran a film course we attended in Belfast in 1998 while we were at uni. Glad to see that they’re going up in the world!

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I'm happy he's doing all these different movies. It shows how talented he actually is. Too bad Rupert's always overshadowed. He has talent, and it's only matter of time, when he'll get the attention from the media he deserves. Keep posting any news about this very interesting project Empire. More

Posted by katie_mkd at 16:52 on 02 October 2008 | Report This Post

I second yolovesall, please Empire keep us posted on any news regarding this movie and/or Rupert Grint. He will do great in this project as he has in all his previous ones. And at the risk of sounding childish or like a crazed little fan girl - ginger cock? OH MY, OH WOW! Yes please! More

Posted by vicky at 04:34 on 10 July 2008 | Report This Post

yoyolovesall
TO be honest, at least for me, this is reallyinteresting I do think Rupert Grint is an amazing actor, and I'm happy he took this role, I can't ait for this movie the storyline seems full of action, love, betray and more. Please Empire keep us updated for this film and for Rupert Grint future projects!!! More

Posted by yolovesall at 18:34 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

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great news !! I love cherrybomb and rupert More

Posted by meysa at 18:02 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: susi
Probably understand more than we would the original langauge p; I think quite a few film fans might look at the theatre now Elamela because the perception is that so many film actors are treading the boards - not just original Shakespeare people. And quite a few directors have become  major filmmakers. So there is an interest. More

Posted by elab49 at 16:14 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: susi
No offense elamela but I can't understand a word you wrote. More

Posted by Calum666 at 16:10 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

susi
rupert grint' act not good in driving lessons.i hope he will good next movie. but "Daniel Radcliffe will be flopping his cock around on stage in the Broadway version of Equus." not nice.if you are cinema writer you must be only scene More

Posted by elamela at 15:37 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Norn Iron accent?
I've always though Rupert Grint to be the best of three of them. His performances in the last three /i] films in particular have been very watchable (when he's been given something to do), and he seems the most naturalistic/charasmatic of the main leads (though they've all improved as the films have gone on). As for the comments regarding his colouring - grow up, guys. More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 15:20 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Norn Iron accent?
I wonder if he'll really be doing an Irish accent for the movie?  I'll definitely be very impressed with this. More

Posted by ChrisGold at 14:29 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Norn Iron accent?
Please don't hurl insults about his hair colour. It's just rude and, quite frankly a pathetic and stupid means to making an argument. Anyway I think this will be good for him. I've only heard him do a posh english accent but it was good. It sounds good though, like the kind of movie Ken Loach would make. It has that 'Sweet Sixteen' feel to the synopsis. More

Posted by Calum666 at 12:39 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Norn Iron accent?
It could be a great oppertunity for Rupert to show he can act outside the world of harry  potter. He doe'nt do much in it anyway. It could help him not to get stereotyped. Also I can tell that you don't like the guy, but please stop calling him inaperpate names and going on about his private parts.    More

Posted by white mage at 12:20 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Norn Iron accent?
ginger cock - that made my stomach drop about a foot, how awful...t doesn't help that his bush must look like grated carrot. More

Posted by Rizla at 10:50 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Norn Iron accent?
he can start brushing up on his accent here   tenaciouscree.deviantart.com/art/Dictionary-of-Northern -Ireland-1106810p;   More

Posted by livewire at 10:46 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Norn Iron accent?
pallid ginger cock - that made my stomach drop about a foot, how awful... It's about time he got some work, but somehow I don't see him being very good in this. And come on, he's not much to look at, any self respecting girl wouldn't touch him. More

Posted by missphoenix at 10:01 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Love Rupert!
I love Rupert so it's awesome to see him in a new movie! I adored Driving Lessons so I'm sure I'll love this. I liked reading this article. The cock thing. LOL. More

Posted by ChrisGold at 03:21 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Rupert Grint To Star In Cherrybomb
I love the way that you can tell within two sentences that Chris has written the news story! Today's give away choice words:  "Daniel Radcliffe will be flopping his cock". Brilliant! More

Posted by Acho at 01:21 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Norn Iron accent?
That does not even read Irish Chris. Ha ha. Still glad to see Rupert has a career after Potter. Could be worse though, he could have got Equus and be flopping his palid ginger cock about on stage, not a nice thought. More

Posted by kinge247 at 01:07 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

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