Production on Rupert Grint Film “Wild Target” Begins Today

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Sep 17, 2008

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As we reported previously, actor Rupert Grint, who portrays the character of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, was recently cast in a new film entitled “Wild Target.” News on this production comes today from the Isle of Man Today newspaper which reports filming is set to being today in London, England before moving to the Isle of Man on October 7th. The paper reports that production on the Island is slated to last three weeks and ‘will [film] at various locations around the Island, including St John’s, Douglas and Ramsey.’ Based on the 1993 French film, “Cible Émouvante,” “Wild Target” will also star such actors as Bill Nighy (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), Rupert Everett (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”), Martin Freeman (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”), and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada”). In addition to this, a more complete synopsis of the comedy is included in the article. The description is as follows:

Wild Target is a comedy about uptight Victor Maynard (Nighy), a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt).

He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).

David Cretney, Trade and Industry Minister for the Isle of Man, is quoted in the article, saying:

“Wild Target is a great script which Isle of Man Film has developed with Magic Light Productions over recent years.

“We are absolutely delighted that the quality material has attracted such a fantastic cast and director and we look forward to welcoming all the cast and crew members to our shores for what we hope will be a happy and successful shoot.”





45 Responses to Production on Rupert Grint Film “Wild Target” Begins Today

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Yay! : D

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Already? Wow! He’s been filming TWO films before HBP and DH.

Well Done, Rupert! :D He’s getting popular with casting directors, huh.

now, where are his awards, dammmit?!

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Yeah 2009 is going to be a great year for us faithful rupert fans :D :D I can’t wait!!

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The cast is made of awesome. Good luck Rupert!

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Awesome! Sounds like a great film, I can’t wait to see it!

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Wow! leaky are posting Rupert news nowadays unusually fast! Hope it’s not temporary :)

And yeah, the cast sounds amazing, would have liked it better if Helena was still in, but it still looks great. I think Rupert will have a great chance to learn so much, it’d be a great and different experience for him regardless the final outcome :)

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Good luck for you Rupert ! I can’t wait to see it!

You are a Great actor, bye !!!

[Fui TLC, voces sao d+, vou sempre estar por aqui !!!]

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Sounds like an interesting story and what a GREAT cast!

ALL THE BEST to Rupert!

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Is Helena Bonham Carter in this film as well? I know that was the rumour. Just wonder if that was debunked or not.

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Yes, I am very happy for Rupert, he is long been ignored for the quality actor I am proud to say he is. Go Rups its your time to bloom.

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I hope we get some onset pics while they film in London.

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oh i <3 rupert!

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love rupert!

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Woohoo :] sounds like a fantastic film, i can’t wait to see it all the best to ya Rupert, you deffinatly deserve it hope you win loads of awards :D

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YAY!!! I cannot wait for this film, it has such an amazing cast!!

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sounds good! I would of loved to seen Helena Bonham Carter in it, but all well :(

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Helena Bonham Carter being in the film was not a rumor. She was attached long ago. Emily Blunt was cast has her replacement. I can only assume it isdue to recent events involving her family members.

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movies sounds kewl can’t wait 2 see it!!!

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Yippeee!! Can’t wait to see this movie. It looks like it will be in wide release so that’s even more fantastic because that means maybe this time I’ll see it in a theatre.

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cool i didn’t know Martin Freeman was in it! i love him and i haven’t seen him in a while!

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I should be happy for Rupert that he’s doing two indie films in a row but looks like this one is not even his own movie. He’s just secondary cast here, the main lead being Bill Nighy who by the way is a fantastic actor. Oh well, at least he’s not out of work. With Dan trailblazing on the stage and Emma getting an edge in fashion, Rupert might be the one left out of the trio again if he didn’t accept these two bit parts in indie films.

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I can assure you Chelsea, neither of Grint’s new roles are ‘bit parts’. I suggest you read the movies synopsis and it’ll become clear. I’m just glad to see the trio branching outside of Potter – they deserve the opportunities it’s opened for them.

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erm….chelsea if you can actually read you will see that rupert is part of the main cast! The movie is based on bill’s, emily’s and rupert’s chracters and no it is not an indie film!

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dead @ chelsea calling Rupert’s role in Cherrybomb and Wild Target “bit parts”.

Bitter and super jealous Dan/Emma fans are getting really old.

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are ‘they’ the same hater under different names? i mean, such so called comment sounds strangely similar. it gets really really boring. especially what she said about dan (stage thingy) and emma (fashion thingy). do you have anything new too add on or are u just a copy cat trying to make a scene? how sad.

and yes, rupert is the main cast and like everybody else, we are happy that both rupert, dan and emma are doing great outside HP. it is not like ur stupid comment, by degrading rupert, is going to make people think of rupert, dan and emma any differently. you may as well get a life by stop making a fuss here and there coz life is short.

then again, some people just don’t have better things to do (or a meaningful life) than causing troubles. bless you.

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Rupert’s doing a comedy film? Well, that’s a surprise. lol

And IMO, this movie is a smorgasbord movie. KInda like “Sin city” where all stars (some of them big) have bit parts except for the main lead (which was Bruce Willis). And my definition of indie film is its budget. If it’s less than $5 million , then hey, it’s an indie. Bill Nighy is great and all but no major movie production would bet big money on himas the main lead. Maybe they’d take a risk on Rupert since he has HP fans as captured audience but from the sound of that synopsis, looks like the story centered more on Bill’s character than on Rupert’s.

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Chelsea, if you call emma’s photoshoots & attending fashion events “work” then I can clearly see where your problem is. & actually, the budget for the movie is $8 million.

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Hang on a minute. That girl wasn’t insulting Rupert, she was WORRIED that they were bit parts, ok, she was wrong but what’s all this name-calling?

You Rupert fans are so bloody touchy, someone can’t even make an honest mistake, what the hell’s a matter with you???

GET A GRIP YOU IDIOTS!!!

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Why do Rupert fans always pick fights? Your man is in 2 films, (count them 2), so SHUT THE HELL UP.

Even when he gets the limelight, you’re making trouble.

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Excuse me but … Rupert fans picking a fight? Here was an item about Rupert Grint’s latest movie and fans are commenting about how happy they are for him and then up pops a comment about “doing two indie films” (as if this is a negative thing – I’m sure there are many actors who would give anything to be given such an opportunity) andt then adds “but looks like this one is not even his own movie” (not at all noting what a stellar cast he will be working with) and then goes on to imply that these two projects that Rupert has been involved with are trivial (bit parts?) compared to “Dan trailblazing on the stage and Emma getting an edge in fashion.” This whole comment was patronizing.

What is it about Rupert Grint that some fans dislike so intensely that they can’t just be happy when he is involved with new projects? Why must they compare (and compare negatively) with Daniel Radcliffe or Emma Watson? The three actors themselves don’t seem to have any issues with each other – they all seem to get along very well and are supportive of each other’s paths – why can’t their fans do the same? In my opinion, all three are very talented and have all done a wonderful job as Harry, Ron and Hermione (can’t imagine anyone else doing the roles). And they all still have a lot of growing to do, as actors and as people – they are so very young. I think we should be supportive of all three of them in whatever paths they choose (none of which seem to be in competition with each other) and be glad that thus far in their young lives, they’ve managed to evade so many of the pitfalls that so many of their counterparts have taken. The fact that Rupert has had two film projects this year takes nothing away from Daniel Radcliffe starring in a Broadway play or whatever projects Emma takes on. Just be supportive for heaven’s sake.

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Julie you are a filthy hypocrite. Telling off Rupert fans (who were sticking up for him – I’m not a big fan but I can clearly see how Chelsea’s comment was offensive and uninformed) for ‘name-calling’ and then calling them ‘IDIOTS’.

Get a life. What the hell’s the matter with YOU?

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Jay, you seem completely biased. Read the comments. They’re not picking fights, just correcting misinformed posters who seemingly are only Dan and Emma fans.

Well said, Slie.

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Who wants to bet Julie is a hater? Or even Chelsea? lol Rupert fans, keep doing what you’re doing, defend your guy from these haters. Rupert seems like a really sweet boy, and it’s difficult to understand why some people hate him (although I have some idea why that happens).

Great news for Rupert, I hope everything works out for him, it seems like a great film, and he’s going to act with really good actors, which will be great for him! Hope he learns a lot from these new projects.

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This Chelsea chick said the exact same thing when the news that he’d be in the movie was first posted.

And she was told the exact same thing.

Just repeating herself…..rolls eyes

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Also, does it EVEN MATTER!!!

Heck Ocean’s Eleven had an ensemble cast!!!!

So what????

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You Rupert fans are the most defenfise and angry fans in all the HP fandom.Are you surprised because people compare Rupert with Dan and Emma when YOU always are upset because they win awards and your “poor”boy doesn’t??it seems that the people couldn’t say your opinion because automatically are “haters”of that “angel”in the earth without mistakes and better than Dan and Emma together,no??you need calm down and open your eyes to the real world..

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the rupert fans are just the most “defefise” in all of the hp fandom due to morons like you who feel the need to put him down at every turn. all one has to do is see something posted about rupert’s accomplishments, and sure enough here come the comparisons. rupert fans are angry at some of the superficial idiots that feel it is their responsibiltiy to rag on his efforts. his successes do not take away from emma or dan, but for some their greatest ambition is to bash someone for the “cause” of their favorite celeb. it is rather ironic that some middle-age gusher is giving advise about opening eyes to the real world.

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Whoa! Who brought up anything about awards here? Leaky mentioned that Wild Target started filming, some of Rupert Grint’s fans commented on how happy they are, and all of a sudden some people have to start making it a deal where Rupert’s projects are somehow lesser than Daniel’s or Emma’s? Since this was a post about Rupert Grint, what do you expect his fans to do? There is no better here. All three actors are involved in various projects – that’s great for them – should be great for their fans – and let their respective fans enjoy! There really is no need to throw insults out at anybody. That said, I don’t see anywhere here where anyone claimed that Rupert was better than Daniel or Emma – Daniel and Emma did not even get mentioned here until chelsea’s post – so perhaps you’re asking the wrong people to calm down

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yayayayyayayayayayayayyayayayay

..can’t wait :D

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Bill and Rupert have both had equal press on this movie. I’ve seen the original now and all three actors have equal screentime and the reviews say the movie’s strengh lies within the interaction between the three leads. It doesn’t matter if it is an Indie, if it is a blockbuster, if he is the star or if he is not, just be happy for Rupert as you would Dan or Emma.

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didn’t read the comments before ‘cos i had no time so i cam back and whoa, chelsea your making it sound as though he’s like a walk on extra or something, he has a part in two other movies aside from being one of the trio in HP, WELL DONE RUPERT!

he doesn’t get all the attention that dan and emma get because dan’s got the main role of harry, naturally girls are going crazy for him, mainly, i suspect as the part he plays, harry is like the pretty much the perfect guy :) emma is pretty much stunning and definitely could have a future in modeling of some sort and really is the ideal idol for teen girls. rupert – well he’s the one we hear least about usually, headlines always seem focused on the others, now he’s the one this post is about, his success in getting roles in other movies, so WELL DONE HIM!

” your man is in 2 films ” yes, two more than your doing at this moment in time, is my bet.

he’s in 2 films right now? yeah your right, which is more than most people ever feature in. he’s also got HBP coming out, been in all the other HP movies, was in thunderpants, and has made apperences in TV and whatever else he’s achieved. have you?

he’s on his way and has an extremely bright future ahead of him.

brighter than i predict any of us will/or do have.

slie, well said btw, you make good points!

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Slie, you are made of so much awesome. WOW! Everyone else who totally owned in this post, fantastic job ya’ll!

I’m so proud of Rupert and I can’t wait for 2009 to roll around. It’s going to be his year!

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I’m so glad that Rupert will be starring in two other films. He is extremely talented and it’s nice to see him branch off a bit from HP films (which really don’t do him much justice, IMO). I’m very happy for him, he seems like such a sweet, funny, down-to-earth kid and I wish him the best!

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I’m so happy for Rupert. He is finally getting the recognition he totally deserves. I’m all for you Rupert; keep up the great work. Now let the awards roll in!

GO RUPE!

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I knew out of all three Rupert would be the one to make it big time. I do hope that my sisters keep theirs promise and take me to see the film, I only told them Bill Nighy was in it. Hehe!

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