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Fans Help Rupert Grint's New Film Find a Distributor

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2009, 09:34 AM

Never underestimate the power of the fan, as witnessed with the new film "Cherrybomb" starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). Scores of you let us know that the film will now apparently be seen in theaters after an awareness campaign by fans helped the producers catch the attention of an unnamed American distribution company.  The BBC reports that:

"Fans set up an online petition for its release, and lobbied the industry in an attempt to drum up interest.Producers now say a distribution deal has been signed, and the Belfast-set movie should be released in 2010. Grint, 21, previously said was delighted by the fan campaign, which was dreamt up by a website called Ice Cream Man."I am backing this campaign wholeheartedly," he said."I'm delighted by the huge support the film has already received on the official Facebook page and other sites on the web and am so grateful to my fans in particular, who have travelled the world to support the film at festivals and preview screenings." Film producer Simon Bosanquet, from Britain's Generator Entertainment, also paid tribute to Grint's fans."With a lot of independent films, it is hard to get them noticed," he told the BBC News website."Rupert Grint has a very dedicated fanbase and it was very much down to them that this started."

Caution to parents: This film most certainly is not for children, as it contains scenes depicting violence, sex and obvious drug taking. Having said that, you can learn more about this film via the official site.

Thanks to everyone who owled!

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27 Points

Wow! Rupert, I love your hair! You’ve always looked good, but you are much more handsome now! Congrats on your movie!

Posted by celine1fan on October 06, 2009, 01:33 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

that is cool the he is doing different films

Posted by alicia00 on October 06, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
5610 Points

YAY rupert!!!

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on October 06, 2009, 04:09 PM report to moderator
1479 Points

GREAT JOB FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by magicmaniac on October 06, 2009, 04:53 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

awesome! yeah never underestimate some serious fans!!! hehe!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 06, 2009, 05:09 PM report to moderator
16258 Points


Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on October 06, 2009, 06:12 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Rupert sounds really grateful to the fans, its really nice to hear!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 06, 2009, 06:19 PM report to moderator
261 Points
Yay! go Rupert fans!
Posted by kyramp on October 06, 2009, 07:13 PM report to moderator
121 Points

Heh, in this photo he looks like a young Lucius Vorenus from HBO’s Rome series.

Posted by Genine_Malfoy on October 06, 2009, 10:16 PM report to moderator
1642 Points

YAY! best news ever! I signed the petition! YAY Cherrybomb!!!

Posted by Matea on October 07, 2009, 01:58 AM report to moderator
7475 Points

fans can do alot :D

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on October 07, 2009, 02:06 AM report to moderator
3417 Points

Just goes to show you can’t under estimate the power of the fans!!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on October 07, 2009, 02:34 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

This is such great news … finally this movie is going to be released. Rupert and the fans rock :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on October 07, 2009, 02:53 AM report to moderator
133 Points

Go Rupert fans!!! Totally.

Posted by Newt Cauldron on October 07, 2009, 03:05 AM report to moderator
197 Points

the movie looks awesome. go rupert ! lol :)

Posted by nox avis on October 07, 2009, 03:35 AM report to moderator
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