The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman at Berlin Film Festival: Rupert Grint to Attend, Screening Dates Announced

Earlier this month, we reported that the Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman will be screening at the Berlin Film Festival in February. The official festival program has now been released with a date for the film's premiere - which Rupert will be attending!

NDCC will premiere on Saturday, February 9 at 22:00 at the Berlinale Palast.

Other screening dates & locations include:

  • Sun Feb 10 15:00 - Friedrichstadt-Palast
  • Sun Feb 10 22:15 - Haus der Berliner Festspiele
  • Sun Feb 17 22:45 - Berlinale Palast
Ticket information is available on this page. Stay tuned for all the latest on next month's festival!
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Submitted by Stephanie on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:18
New Image from 'CBGB' of the Dead Boys

Unclaimed Freight Productions, the company behind Rupert's upcoming film, CBGB, recently relaunched their website. You can check out their section about CBGB with numerous new movie stills at this link. Of interest to us, of course, is this rockin' (literally) new photo of the Dead Boys - with Cheetah Chrome tearing it up on the guitar.

Click on thumbnail for larger image.

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Submitted by Stephanie on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 09:56
First News on Rupert Grint in Charlie Countryman


I admit one of my main reasons for wanting to see The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman was that I'm a quarter Romanian.

We'd heard so little about it, so all eyes have been on Sundance, for news of the World Premiere screening.

Finally, some news, via USAToday :

Grint plays a drug-loving, aspiring porn star (his porn name is Boris Pecker) who befriends Shia LaBeouf in the story set in seedy Bucharest, Romania. His character enjoys powerful hits of Viagra that go well beyond the recommended dosage.

"He's so synonymous with the Harry Potter series, I think that's why he was so keen to do this," says Countryman director Fredrik Bond. "He's dying to be doing different stuff outside of the series and be acknowledged for it. He's an incredible actor. And it's so different from what he's done before. He had an amazing time.''

But British comic James Buckley, who plays his best friend in the film, had nothing but praise for Grint's departure role.

"He was great to work with. I didn't think about Ron Weasley at all. Which is the way it should be."

The two improvised many of their comic scenes together with LaBeouf. But the fun stopped in a scene when Buckley and Grint's characters find themselves shirtless and glued together back-to-back by Romanian gangsters.

"But they actually just glued us together," says Buckley. "It was really painful. And I'm a bit hairier than Rupert and it was hurting me so much. I hated it so much. And it was raining. So we were glued together in the rain."

Adding to their woes: The glue took days to come off, sticking Buckley to his sheets at night. Buckley called Grint to ask him how he was coping. Grint responded with his own Harry Potter-like cure.

Says Buckley: "Rupert told me he was using the little vodka miniatures in the hotel bar. He said it was really helping to get the glue off.''

Hopefully a distributor is as intrigued as I now am, and we'll have distribution news soon. We are inquiring about the nature of the project mentioned in the article and will update when we have news.

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Submitted by Lauren on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 13:04
First Image of Rupert Grint in 'CBGB'

The official CBGB movie Facebook page has posted one of the first images of Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome from the Dead Boys. The photo comes from a screengrab from a scene in the movie - Cheetah Chrome is behind the wheel, accompanied by band members Johny Blitz (Bronson Adams) and Stiv Bators (Justin Bartha). Click the image below for full size!

CBGB does not currently have a release date.

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Submitted by Stephanie on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 20:44
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Featured in Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly shared a new picture of actor Shia LaBeouf (no Rupert yet) from The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.

EW also shared some small insight into Rupert's role:

Wood said Rupert Grint’s part in the film helps the actor shed his Harry Potter stigma and added a lightness to the dark movie. “Rupert Grint is amazing in this film. It was such a brilliant idea to cast him. It’s hilarious."


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Submitted by Celine on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 15:15
Audio: Rupert Grint Joins Sister During Radio Interview

Back in December, Rupert's talented sister Samantha (a.k.a Ghost of Samantha) made an appearance on the radio station Diverse 102.8 FM to talk about her music and perform a few songs. You can listen to the entire interview at this link.

Towards the end of her segment, Rupert was called in to take part in a brother vs. sister quiz game. We've cut down the audio to just this 5-minute portion. Have a listen below and see who prevailed!

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Submitted by Stephanie on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:51
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman in Competition at Berlinale 2013

The Hollywood Reporter announced earlier today that "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" will be in Competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. 

The 63rd Berlinale runs February 7 to 17.

Here the official press release from THR:

• The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman

• Director: Fredrik Bond

• Starring: Shia LaBoeuf, Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo, Rupert Grint and Mads Mikkelsen

• International Premiere

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Submitted by Celine on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:39
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