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New Details of Wartime Wanderers, and How You Can Become Part of the Production and Give to Charity

6 September 2011 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Getting a film financed is a fine art, and Kickstarter has allowed small films safer passage to the big screen but Wartime Wanderers, a new film based on the book by Tim Purcell and Mike Gething, has a little extra incentive to for would-be investors to get involved.

I had the chance to speak with Tim Purcell, who is also on producing duties for the film, and he was keen to play up the scope of the project, and its relevance beyond Bolton, beyond football as a heroic story of a team of men who went to war. He went on to explain the charity aspect of the funding which will see any investment initially go to fund the film and once the film goes into profit all of the investments made through this scheme will go to a group of charities.

It’s an interesting way of part-funding a feature film, »

- Jon Lyus

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Happy birthday Rupert Grint! The 'Harry Potter' star through the years

25 August 2011 1:47 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Rupert Grint, "Harry Potter's" Ron Weasley, turns 23 on Thursday (August 25). While he's left Hogwarts behind, Grint is still acting -- next year he'll appear in "Wartime Wanderers," based on the true story of 15 members of a soccer team who signed up for World War II.

Grint famously drives an ice cream truck, and his sense of whimsy extends beyond his choice of vehicle. "I've never been to Rupert's house," co-star Daniel Radcliffe said in a recent EW article, "but I've always imagined it to be a little like Pee-wee Herman's home. I just picture him waking up every morning, then sliding down a waterslide to the breakfast table."

As we all do, Grint has mixed feelings about the end of the "Potter" films. "I was quite relieved when we wrapped last year," he said, "But I felt an overwhelming sadness as well. I do miss it; it's going to take a while to move on. »


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