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Potter Star on Target in Assassin Role

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is to star in a new British comedy as a trainee assassin.

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Wild Target, which began filming in London this week, stars Bill Nighy as an uptight hitman who falls in love with one of his victims – played by Devil Wears Prada star Emily Blunt – and spares her life.

In the process he picks up a young apprentice, played by Rupert, who rose to fame as Harry’s best friend Ron Weasley in the wizard adventure films.

The new comedy – which is also to be shot on location on the Isle of Man – is being directed by Jonathan Lynn, director of The Whole Nine Yards.

Bill stars as Victor Maynard, a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother Louisa – played by Gosford Park star Eileen Atkins – despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency.

When he falls for Rose (Emily Blunt) he befriends both her and Tony (Rupert Grint) who think he is just a private detective.

Meanwhile, Victor must escape the murderous wrath of his unhappy client, played by Rupert Everett.


Original article found here at This Is Bristol I September 17, 2008

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