After grossing over $2 billion dollars, the Harry Potter saga came to end last year and now some of its supporting players are looking for their next gig. We’ve got news today that Tom Felton and Rupert Grint have signed on to join the ensembles of two separate indies, for which you can find out more info below.
Felton has joined the next film from American History X director Tony Kaye, whose Detachment arrives in theaters this Friday. On the other side, his sexual thriller Attachment, which is led by Sharon Stone, stars “a married woman who has a one-night stand with a student. The indiscretion comes back to haunt her when the lover begins to date her daughter and stalk her family.” Felton has nabbed the key role of said student/stalker, something certainly fitting for the Potter baddie. [Coming Soon]
The other casting comes for Ruper Grint, who has joined Randal Miller‘s Beach Boys biopic The Drummer. The story focuses on Dennis Wilson and already stars Aaron Eckhart and Vera Farmiga.
Grint will play an intern at the agency William Morris in their mail room named Stan Shapiro. As Wilson’s life comes to an end, Grint’s character befriends him. Also joining Grint is Chloe Grace Moretz, last seen in Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo, who will play the daughter of Wilson, Jennifer. Moretz is certainly on a roll, and it is nice to see Grint, who I feared might get typecast, branching out. [Variety]
Production for The Drummer begins on June 15th, while Attachment starts shooting in April.
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