13 items from 2013
As The Mortal Instruments opens in cinemas, Robert Sheehan is set to become a teen heartthrob. Megan Conner meets an Irish actor with style and attitude
It was on Robert Sheehan's flight home from Toronto, where he was auditioning for a role in The Mortal Instruments, that he found himself "yellow carded" on a plane. He wasn't flying alone; while trying out for one of the three leads in the Hollywood teen franchise, tipped to be the next Twilight, he had buddied up with a fellow auditionee and spent much of the week partying. On the final evening, they stayed out all night. "We went straight to the airport in the morning and got on the plane," says Sheehan in his Irish lilt. "We ordered some Caesars, which are like Bloody Marys, and one thing or another led to me buying a bottle of whisky..."
Several hours later Sheehan, »
- Megan Conner
Harry Potter star Rupert Grint will make his West End debut later this year in a revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo at The Harold Pinter Theatre. He will be joined by Ben Whishaw who has just starred in Peter and Alice alongside Dame Judi Dench, also a fellow cast member in Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.
Grint, best known for his role as teenage wizard Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, has starred in indie flicks Cherrybomb and Wild Target and recently completed filming on Cbgb; a dramatic look at the New York City punk-scene and at the club at the middle of it all. Completing the cast announcements so far are Brendan Coyle (Downtown Abbey) and Daniel Mays (Mrs Biggs).
Mojo is a black comedy set in a Soho nightclub in the 1950s and tells the story of a rock singer with star potential who gets caught up in the club’s lifestyle. »
- Victoria Bull
July 5th, 2013, 1:48pm– MojoCover The internet has been buzzing since last night when The Daily Mail published an article about Rupert Grint being in talks to make his theatre debut in the West End production of Mojo. The news spread quickly, especially since the article states that Rupert already took part in a reading with director Ian Rickson and actors Ben Whishaw, Daniel Mays and Rupert’s former Cherrybomb costar Robert Sheehan. This is very exciting news and we definitely need to keep our fingers crossed. We have just heard back from Rupert‘s representatives, and although they are not ready to make any confirmation on the news, they do say that he is in talks to star in the play. The Jez Butterworth play has previously been adapted for the stage as well as the cinema, and although we don’t know yet which character Rupert is being considered for, »
★★★☆☆ Have you ever wondered what you might come up with if you dared to blend 1980's thriller The Long Good Friday with High Fidelity (2000)? You probably haven't, but rest assured that Good Vibrations (2012) would almost certainly be the result. Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Cherrybomb) bring us a biopic of Terri Hooley, an integral factor in the rising punk-rock scene of 1970s Belfast, finding hope and inspiration against the backdrop of the Northern Irish Troubles. Labelled the 'Godfather of Punk', Hooley (Richard Dormer) has little care in life for anything but music, causing conflict with his long-suffering wife Ruth (Jodie Whittaker).
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- CineVue UK
Centering its story around the (living)legendary figure of Terri Hooley whose prominence and passion helped kickstart a generational wave of new music. The film has played very well at the Belfast and London film festivals last year and gets a UK release next Friday, the 29th of March and we’ve got an exclusive clip to share with you today.
The reviews praised the film’s lead, Richard Dormer, for his engaging turn as the mercurial Hooley and in this clip we have an excellent example of the warmth and hopeful nature of the man as he meets his future wife Ruth (Jodie Whittaker) for the first time. It’s a beautifully filmed introduction and should be enough to convince »
- Jon Lyus
Ahead of its cinema release this month, The Works has released a brand new trailer for Good Vibrations, the latest film from Cherrybomb directing duo Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, which you can check it out right here.
Good Vibrations tells the real life story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the man responsible for discovering The Undertones and recording Teenage Kicks, and sees Richard Dormer (Five Minutes of Heaven) leading the cast alongside Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block, Venus), Liam Cunningham (The Guard, Clash of the Titans), Adrian Dunbar (Ashes to Ashes, Mo), Dylan Moran (Run Fatboy Run, Shaun of the Dead), Andrew Simpson (Notes on a Scandal), Mark Ryder (Albatross) and Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones).
Here's the official synopsis, followed by the new trailer below:
"Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. »
- Flickering Myth
If you're depressed about Sam Mendes ruling out Bond 24, here's something that should cheer you right up: an exclusive new trailer for Good Vibrations, the story of Belfast music shop owner and record producer Terri Hooley. brightcove.createExperiences();Hooley not only ran a successful record store at the height of the Troubles, but also supported and promoted new bands - notably The Undertones - who were part of the local punk scene. As you can see from this clip, it's a rather likeable underdog story and one with a great soundtrack.Good Vibrations stars Richard Dormer as Hooley himself, with Jodie Whittaker, Kerr Logan, Dylan Moran and many more. It's directed by Cherrybomb's Lisa Barros d'Sa and Glenn Leyburn. Good Vibrations hits UK screens on March 29. »
I love good music-based movie, some of my all-time favourites include The Commitments, Almost Famous and the superbly soundtracked High Fidelity. Today we have the first quad for Belfast-based Good Vibrations which recreates the story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the man responsible for discovering The Undertones and recording Teenage Kicks, the song that was championed by cult music-king John Peel. The film follows the life of Hooley and how it gave the alternative music a chance to flourish in Belfast during the darkest days of Northern Ireland’s Troubles. Richard Dormer (Five Minutes Of Heaven) stars alongside Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block).
Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. As all his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and calls it Good Vibrations. »
- Dan Bullock
The CW has Arrow, ABC is developing Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., and now CBS is looking to get in on the superhero act with Super Clyde, a new single-camera comedy pilot from Greg Garcia, the creator-producer of shows such as Yes, Dear, My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter star Ron Weasley Rupert Grint has signed on to star as the title character, who is described as a "well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never really feels like he fits in." THR goes on to offer the following plot synopsis:
"The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild-to-severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a superhero himself. When Clyde gets a $100,000-a-month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret superpower and will use it only »
- Flickering Myth
Unfortunately (in a sense) for the three leads in the Harry Potter franchise, the movie series about the boy who lived catapulted Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint into the spotlight in a major way during their childhood years, making a large part of society forever see them as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley.
Now that the Potter storyline has wrapped up, the three stars have set off to see if there’s a career beyond Hogwarts. Radcliffe discovered the easiest way to distance himself from the boy with the lightning-shaped scar was to get on a Broadway stage and take his clothes off, and roles in The Woman in Black and the upcoming Horns seems »
- Marty Shaw
As the Harry Potter franchise drew to a close, its three young stars were striving to pave a way out of being forever typecast as Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Daniel Radcliffe did this by taking daring roles on Broadway, showing his singing chops and, well, more. Then he proved to be a box office draw with 2012's The Woman in Black. For her part, Emma Watson blossomed into a fashion icon and branched out into period dramas with My Week With Marilyn and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But playing the gawky goofball of the Harry Potter heroes has made things harder for Rupert Grint. Despite headlining several features throughout Harry Potter's run.including Thunderpants, Driving Lessons and Cherrybomb. Grint hasn't gained any traction as an ingendude in the States. But all is not lost, since Grint has two releases due to hit the U.S. this year. Preceding »
January 21, 2013, 5:28am– We have just received word that Rupert Grint will be attending the International Premiere of The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman at the Berlin International Film Festival. The festival takes place from February 7-17 – the final programme has not yet been released, so it is still unsure when or where the event will take place. We will keep you updated on this as soon as it is announced. This news comes at the perfect time since The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is having its world premiere tonight at the Sundance Film Festival – and although Rupert is not attending, we can now look forward to February with new excitement. While we wait for reviews to become available after tonight’s screening, why don’t you take a walk down memory lane to February 8 2009 where Rupert attended the world premiere of Cherrybomb at Berlinale. Rupert-Grint.us will of »
January 11, 2013, 11:26am– Good news for Rupert Grint‘s movie “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman“. We just got the information that Ndcc was chosen for the Competition Programme of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival! We all remember the great response Cherrybomb got 2009 at the Berlinale, so we are very exctited about this! The official Berlinale programme will be released first week in February. As soon as we know more about the screeningtimes, we’ll come back to you. Official pressrelease: Another nine films have been selected for the Competition Programme of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The productions are from the following countries: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Iran, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa and the USA. The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman USA By Fredrik Bond – feature debut With Shia Labeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, James Buckley International Premiere For »
13 items from 2013
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