We're thrilled to confirm, as reported earlier today by the Daily Mail, that Rupert will be making his stage and West End debut in Jez Butterworth's play "Mojo".
Starring alongside Ben Wishaw (Q in Skyfall), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates in Downton Abbey) and Daniel Mays (Ronald Biggs in Mrs. Biggs), Rupert will play the role of Sweets, "who pops amphetamines like Smarties and does a sort of double act , full of comic menace, with Mays".
Ian Rickson, who both staged the original 1995 production of Mojo at the Royal Court and recommended Rupert for the role, told the Daily Mail:
"I’d seen the Potter films with my daughter and always thought Rupert was truthful as Ron Weasley.
There’s something ordinary and centred about him, and in this world of Mojo you want that grittiness,’ Rickson told me.
He noted that he’d spoken to David Yates, director of the final four Potter pictures. Rickson recalled that Yates had told him Grint had ‘hidden depths’ as a thespian."
Rehersals will begin in mid-September and Mojo will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from October 26.
Update: Priority booking for the play is now open! Sign up for more information at ATG Tickets.