Fans Campaign for Rupert Grint's Cherrybomb
Rupert Grint has a posse. And they are determined that as many people as possible get to see his new film Cherrybomb.
Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, ventures into new territory in this coming-of-age drama, getting caught up in a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shoplifting, and stealing cars while competing for a young woman's affections. Although the new Harry Potter movie is being promoted as "sex, potions, and rock and roll," this movie really does seem to be a step beyond for the young actor who, like Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, will be getting a bit more exposure here than he is used to. If the movie gets released, that is.
Because of the economic crisis, Cherrybomb is having trouble securing distribution rights. And this is where the posse comes in. Unwilling to leave the fate of the movie up to the whims of the market, fans have launched an international petition campaign to make sure that audiences have a chance to see it.