We all know him as little Ronald Weasley and saw him in Ed Sheeran’s music video for “Lego House”.
Now Rupert Grint is all grown up and taking on some more riskier roles.
First up is CBGB, an American historical film which follows Hilly Kristal’s New York club that started out as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB). CBGB ultimately became the birthplace of underground rock ‘n’ roll and punk.
The Randall Miller directed flick will reunite Ronald Weasley’s Rupert Grint with Severus Snape’s Alan Rickman. It will also feature Ashley Greene, Malin Akerman, Stana Katic and Johnny Galecki. Grint will play Cheetah Chrome, guitarist for Rocket From the Tombs and The Dead Boys.
Second is Mojo, a crime drama production based on real-life events, and the Harry Potter star’s stage debut. Grint will play an amphetamine popping hood called Sweets. The play will star Skyfall’s Ben Whishaw and Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle.
About his decisions for these darker and riskier roles, Grint has said that he is not trying to shock or disassociate himself with the Harry Potter franchise. “It’s not really that I am trying to shock people or make a big statement. It’s just part of moving on.”
About Mojo, Grint explains, “It does scare me. That’s kind of a reason why I want to do it.”
Rupert Grint will appear in Mojo later this year.
CBGB will debut in the US on October 11th.