Rupert Grint Joins THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN and CBGB

     May 23, 2012

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Though Ron Weasley will always be the defining role of his career, Rupert Grint isn’t short on post-Harry Potter employment. The young Brit has lined up a pair of pretty intriguing projects; first up comes confirmation that he’s climbed aboard Fredrik Bond’s action-comedy-romance The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. While the details of his role are unknown at this point, the film stars Shia LaBeouf as a hapless fellow that falls in love with a woman (Evan Rachel Wood) who’s lorded over by an unhinged mob boss (Mads Mikkelsen). Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds) are set to play LaBeouf’s deceased (but still communicative) mother and a Serbian war criminal respectively. All told, it’s a pretty fantastic assemblage of on-screen talent. More than anything, I’m looking forward to Mads “Le Chiffre” Mikkelsen busting out his “insanely violent” side; I simply never tire of watching that man commit unspeakable deeds.

The script for Countryman comes from Project X scribe Matt Drake. It’s currently filming in Romania. Hit the jump for more, plus details on Grint’s other new project, CBGB.

rupert-grint-cbgbVariety reports that, in addition to Countryman, Grint will also star alongside fellow Harry Potter alum Alan Rickman in the music biopic CBGB, which will chronicle the rise of the famous New York nightclub and its impact on the underground punk/new wave movement. It will see Rickman reteam with Bottle Shock director Randall Miller and co-writer Jody Savin, who crafted the lead role of club founder Hilly Kristal specifically for him. Grint will don the spotted pants of Cheetah Chrome, lead guitarist of short-lived but seminal ‘70s punk outfit The Dead Boys.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman:

Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) was just a normal guy…until he fell in love with the one girl who will probably get him killed.  When Charlie meets the absolutely irresistible Gabi she’s already been claimed by Nigel, an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal.  Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way.  Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams, must Charlie Countryman die?

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