Rumors that Rupert Grint will make his stage debut this coming fall have been confirmed - the Harry Potter actor is set to star alongside Brendan Coyle and Ben Whishaw in a production of Mojo. Mojo is described as a dark comedy which takes place at a Soho nightclub during the late 1950's. Grint will play Sweets, a pill-popping associate of a murdered nightclub owner.
The play will be directed by Ian Rickson, who staged the original production of Mojo in 1995. Rehearsals will begin in the middle of September, and the play will begin its run on October 26th at the Harold Pinter Theater. Rickson has said of casting Rupert:
I’d seen the Potter films with my daughter and always thought Rupert was truthful as Ron Weasley. There’s something ordinary and centred about him, and in this world of Mojo you want that grittiness.
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