Role Call: Rupert Grint Joining Alan Rickman in “CBGB” and More
We reported previously of Alan Rickman’s upcoming role in CBGB, the Hilly Kristal rock ‘n’ roll flick, which is based on the owner and founder of the CBGB club in New York. It is now reported that Rupert Grint – the fan favorite who portrayed Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series – will be joining Rickman as Cheetah Chrome; early punk rock guitarist of the band The Dead Boys.
The early days of CBGBs were filled with the fledgling acts that became music and generational icons-including Blondie and The Ramones, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Soul Asylum.
We also reported that Rickman would be portraying former US President Ronald Regan in the new film The Butler. Rickman is just the latest of the big-name stars to join the cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda, Liam Neeson, and John Cusack. Matthew McConaughey, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Terrence Howard have also been mentioned for the film.
Other Harry Potter stars also are involved in some new projects including: Ralph Fiennes [Lord Voldemort] and Helen McCrory [Narcissa Malfoy] in the next James Bond film, Skyfall (2012); Ralph Fiennes will also be in The Invisible Woman (the story of Charles Dickens secret mistress) as director and star (as Charles Dickens) slated for release in 2013, and again in Great Expectations (2012) alongside Helena Bonham Carter [Bellatrix Lestrange], Robbie Coltrane [Rubeus Hagrid], Jessie Cave [Lavender Brown], and Helena Barlow [Rose Weasley], which is to be directed by Mike Newell (director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).
Additionally, Dame Maggie Smith [Minerva McGonagall] and Michael Gambon [Albus Dumbledore] are slated for the film Quartet (2012). Lastly, be sure to catch Helena Bonham Carter in her lasted movie directed by husband Tim Burton in the film Dark Shadows, which is currently playing in theaters.
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