Rupert Grint is getting back into a comedic role with his latest project. The former ‘Harry Potter’ star’s latest film will see a broad-release thanks to a new deal with Alchemy. The distributor officially acquired all North American rights to the film after a deal was struck after the film’s SXSW showing.
The project comes from director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and the film is an action-comedy called “Moonwalkers.” The film recently held its world-premiere showing at the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) over the weekend.
Starring in the comedy are Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan. The film follows the idea that famed director Stanley Kubrick was responsible for shooting the moon-landing in a film studio, secretly of course, while working for U.S. Government. In the film Perlman plays the role of a CIA agent that preps Grint, who is the manager of of a rock band, while working on the project.
The film assembled a terrific team for the project, including a script written by Dean Craig. Producing the film was Georges Bermann through Partizan Films, while Sylvain Goldberg, Serge de Poucques, Peter de Maegd, Tom Hameeuw and Grégoire Melin were brought on as co-producers for the project.
Grint has been in quite a few projects since his early days as Ron Weasley in the popular ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. His first role away from Hogwarts was back in 2012 when he played the role of Gunner Robert Smith in ‘Into the White’. He was also featured in ‘Charlie Countryman’ as Karl, and was in ‘CBGB’ as Cheetah Chrome.
The studio is expected to announce a North American release date for the film over the next few weeks, more information on the schedule will be released at that time. The film was well received when screened at the festival, and will most likely see a Spring-Summer release from the distributor.