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IT’S A SIGN: ‘Potter’ Star Rupert Grint Signs With Gersh

This week’s agency maneuverings.

In agency maneuverings this week:

Gersh has signed Harry Potter regular Rupert Grint, who just co-starred in the action comedy Wild Target with Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy. Grint has the two-part Harry Potter finale coming this month and then in July. He’s still repped by Hamilton Hodell in the U.K. and managed by Untitled Entertainment in the States.

UTA has signed actor Jonathan Tucker, who next appears in the Lionsgate thriller The Next Three Days, which hits theaters in the next 10 days. Tucker also had a role in Days director Paul Haggis’ In the Valley of Elah, as well as The Ruins, The Virgin Suicides and the Texas Chainsaw Masscare remake. He is still managed by Booh Schut, and his attorney is Steve Warren of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman.

WME has signed Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs co-writer Yoni Brenner.

ICM has signed Kumail Nunjiani, an actor, writer and comedian who most recently appeared in Life As We Know It. He is also managed by Mosaic.


Original article found here: The Hollywood Reporter | November 9th, 2010

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Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint – Wild Target trailer

Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, and Bill Nighy lead a strong British cast in the road-chase comedy Wild Target about a hitman, who decides to protect his beautiful target from the bad guys…well, the other bad guys. Here, we have the trailer, which boasts a look at the entire cast including those mentioned above along with Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins, and Martin Freeman.

Blunt, a fine British actress, who really showed some range in films like The Young Victoria, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sunshine Cleaning, looks adorable (as usual) in the role of a thief Nighy decides to protect. Grint, whom most people know from the Harry Potter films, also appears to be having a lot of fun in one of his first real adult roles. From the director of My Cousin Vinny, Nuns on the Run, and The Whole Nine Yards. Wild Target is in able hands for sure, and hits theaters on October 8.

ICM Note: Wild Target is scheduled to be released October 29th. Original date was October 8th.


Original article found here: BSC Review | September 28, 2010

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Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint

Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, and Bill Nighy lead a strong British cast in the road-chase comedy Wild Target about a hitman, who decides to protect his beautiful target from the bad guys…well, the other bad guys. Here, we have the trailer, which boasts a look at the entire cast including those mentioned above along with Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins, and Martin Freeman.

Blunt, a fine British actress, who really showed some range in films like The Young Victoria, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sunshine Cleaning, looks adorable (as usual) in the role of a thief Nighy decides to protect. Grint, whom most people know from the Harry Potter films, also appears to be having a lot of fun in one of his first real adult roles. From the director of My Cousin Vinny, Nuns on the Run, and The Whole Nine Yards. Wild Target is in able hands for sure, and hits theaters on October 8.


Original article found here: BSC | September 28th, 2010

Rupert Grint Goes From Wizard to Hitman in ‘Wild Target’ Trailer

It’s hard to imagine Harry Potter’s goofy pal Ron Weasley as a lethal hitman. But now, thanks to the new “Wild Target” trailer that debuted on Yahoo! Movies, you don’t have to imagine it; you can watch it.

In the upcoming British hitman comedy, young Weasley’s portrayer, Rupert Grint, becomes an unwitting apprentice to a seasoned assassin played by the always awesome Bill Nighy. We say “unwitting” because Grint’s bumbling Tony thinks Nighy’s Victor Maynard is a private detective, as does Emily Blunt’s con artist Rose — a woman Victor was hired to kill but couldn’t because, you know, he thinks she’s the bee’s knees.

Pursued by Victor’s former employer (Rupert Everett) and a hitman (Martin Freeman), the three mismatched pals go on the lam together, and — as you might have guessed — plenty of wry English hilarity ensues.

The hitman-going-straight-for-the-hot-girl story certainly isn’t new, but “Wild Target” is perfectly cast and, from the looks of the trailer, plenty funny enough to keep it fresh and entertaining. And, if at some point in the film Grint, Blunt and Nighy break song, this one gets instant-classic status. So fingers crossed.

“Wild Target” opens in limited release on Oct. 29.


Original article found here: Next Movie | September 24, 2010

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Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint “ready to move on”

After a decade of juggling childhood with being a major movie star, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint is ready to move on as shooting of the eight-film franchise finally comes to an end.

Grint, who plays red-haired Ron Weasley in the movies based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling wizard stories, has already appeared in several smaller, independent productions while continuing to make the Potter pictures.

Filming of the final instalment has just ended, 10 years after the young cast cut their acting teeth on the set of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, which came out in 2001. Its U.S. title was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

“It’s been a long time,” Grint told Reuters in an interview for his latest movie “Wild Target”, also starring Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt in a remake of a 199Os French film.

“We started this last one (Harry Potter) this February and it’s been fun, it’s going to be a great way to end the series. Yeah, I’m looking forward to it, but I think I’m kind of ready to move on now,” he added.

The Harry Potter series has made household names of its three central characters — Grint, Daniel Radcliffe (who plays the boy wizard Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione) — as well as multi-millionaires.

The six movies to date have amassed $5.4 billion at the international box office, and far more if DVD and merchandise sales are added.

The final of the seven books penned by Rowling — “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” — has been divided into two movies, the first of which is released in November and the second in July, 2011.

Grint said he was happy to play different roles other than that of Ron.

“I’m kind of just looking ahead now because Potter is coming to an end and it’s just trying to keep going really,” he said. And appearing in pictures with budgets that are tiny compared with the blockbuster Potter pictures has its own appeal.

“A much smaller budget sort of changes the whole kind of experience because every shot means a lot more,” explained Grint, 21.

“You don’t have the benefit of having a hundred takes, you have to get it right quite a lot sooner. So yeah, I quite enjoy that pressure.”

In Wild Target, middle-aged hitman Victor Maynard (Nighy) finds his professional routine upset by feelings he develops for his latest target, kooky thief Rose (Blunt).

Turning protector, he subsequently bids to stop a ruthless art dealer and rival assassin now threatening their lives with the help of a novice apprentice (Grint).

The film marks a return to British comedy for director Jonathan Lynn, who started his career with the hit television series “Yes Minister” and “Yes, Prime Minister” but has since been based in Hollywood directing films like “My Cousin Vinny,” and “The Whole Nine Yards”.

Wild Target hits cinemas in Britain on June 18 with the movie also set to be released in France and the United States later this year. (Additional reporting and writing by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)


Original article found here: Telegraph | June 16, 2010

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Harry Potter star Grint says new film ‘quite scary’

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has admitted that he found the idea of working on another movie set “scary” after working on the blockbuster series for so long.

The 21-year-old was talking ahead of the release of new comedy Wild Target, which he stars in with Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt.

He told Newsbeat: “It was quite an intimidating prospect to be on another set really, away from a crew that I’d grown up with.

“To be out of that bubble was quite scary.”

As for the Harry Potter films: “We’re kind of approaching the end now. We’re going to have to face the real world.

“It’s quite a weird thought. I never imagined what it would feel like to finish.”

Rupert’s co-star Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the wizard movies, admitted on Sunday (13 June) that he was also finding the end of filming emotional.

‘Crying a lot’

He said: “It was pretty devastating to be honest. It was really, really sad.

“Me, Rupert and Emma were all just… and most of the crew, you know, crying quite a lot.”
Daniel Radcliffe Daniel admitted on Sunday that the cast cried at the end of filming

You’d think that after all those years playing Ron Weasley, Rupert might at least have been able to gather up a couple of souvenirs from the set, but he admits he’s never been that successful.

He said: “I took the golden egg that was in the fourth film – a dragon egg. Apparently it was worth a few thousand dollars.

“I put it in a pillowcase, it was with James Oliver, it was a joint effort. But they tracked it down and got it off us.

“A wand I think would be nice to keep. They don’t really like things going away from the set.”
Famous fans

With the end of filming fast approaching Rupert says there are plans for a massive party for the 2,000-odd people involved with the movies.

And as the hugely successful franchise drew to a close, loads of famous faces managed to wing tours of the set – including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Winslet, and even US President Barack Obama’s wife Michelle.
Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson when it all began

Rupert said: “She was great. It was one of her daughter’s birthdays and they did this big kind of ceremony and we had loads of cupcakes.

“It was quite a surreal day.”

Kaiser Chiefs are also huge fans of the film – especially Ricky – and they earnt themselves background parts in the last film.

“At the beginning they were really excited. I think they were there for like four days in the end.

“They were literally just in the back standing by some lifts in the Ministry of Magic. They got over it pretty quickly – it wore off,” Rupert said.

With Wild Target already under his belt, Rupert might want to chill out and enjoy some of the small fortune he’s earnt.

A recent list rated him as the fourth richest actor under 30 living in the UK, which he described as “cool”, even though he says he’s never been really extravagant.

He added: “I’m never really that aware of money because I’ve never really been that involved with it because my Dad’s always dealt with it.”

So what’s next for Rupert, apart from trying to master the banjo and the accordion?

He said: “It’ll be nice to have to a bit of free time as well – a bit of freedom because it has been constant working since I was 10.

“So it’ll be nice to just stop and chill out a bit.”

Wild Target is released in UK cinemas on 18 June, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is out in the UK on 19 November.


Original article found here: BBC Newsbeat | June 15, 2010

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Graham Seed Mentions Wild Target

Actor Graham Seed, who stars in the upcoming film Wild Target alongside Rupert Grint, has recently mentioned the film while promoting the play Journey’s End.

He told Daily Echo in an interview:

“I have a film coming out with Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint and Rupert Everett. It’s called Wild Target and is a comedy.”

Meanwhile, Basingstoke Gazette mentions that Wild Target is set to have a summer release! We will let you know more as soon as possible.


Original article found here at DailyEcho I January 23rd, 2010 and BasingstokeGazette

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Wild Target Soundtrack To Feature Liam Shachar

Rupert Grint’s upcoming film Wild Target, where he plays the unlikely apprentice of a professional assassin, will be accompanied by a soundtrack featuring DJ Liam Shachar’s work “The Waves.” Shachar’s Facebook page recently included a blurb stating that:

My track “The Waves” is gonna be featured on “Wild Target” a new film by director Jonathan Lynn and staring Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt.

This track sounds very sexy, and is a good house jam mixed with some sultry vocals and a little electronica feeling. It will probably make for some very good background to the actions sequences we’re sure to see in Wild Target.

For more info on Liam and his music, you can check out his website, myspace page, facebook page, or even his twitter page.


Article found here on Liam’sOfficialFacebookI Published August 16, 2009

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Bill Nighy Mentions Rupert and Wild Target

Bill Nighy, who has recently been cast as Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has now mentioned Rupert Grint while talking about their project Wild Target!

While promoting his new film G-Force, he talked to Comingsoon.net about the storyline and said the following:

„Then I did a movie with Emily Blunt called “Wild Target” in which I play a sad middle-aged assassin, a hit man who’s never had a girlfriend or any feelings of that kind and everything is proceeding reasonably efficiently with him killing people successfully until he’s required to kill Emily Blunt and pull the trigger. He doesn’t understand why because he’s never had feelings in that area, but the audience of course–we know why–it’s because she’s too darned cute. (Laughs) It takes the whole of the movie to work that out. Rupert Grint from “Harry Potter” is also in it. It’s not exactly a road movie, but the three of us, we go on a little trip. It’s a sweet movie and I hope that people will like it.”

He also talked about finally joining the Harry Potter cast and his friend David Yates at Leavesden and revealed that he will start filming his scenes at the end of this month.
You can read the entire interview here.


Original article found here: ComingSoon.net | July 21, 2009

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Manx film stars Harry Potter actor

A movie with an all-star cast has begun filming in the Isle of Man.

‘Wild Target’ stars Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt and Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, who have already shot some scenes in London.

It’s a comedy film, in which Nighy plays an assassin who recruits Grint as his apprentice, leading to chaos and mayhem.

Shooting will take place at locations around the Island, including Douglas, Ramsey and St John’s.

The Manx leg of shooting will last three weeks until October 27.

(Picture: Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter).


Original article can be found here at Manx Radio I October 7, 2008

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