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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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635 Points

Yay!!! I’m so glad that it’s going to be released! Woo hoo!!

Posted by hpfan88{ROAR} on October 07, 2009, 03:37 AM report to moderator
276 Points

Great to hear it has got a distributor now. I’ll definitely go and see it when its out.

Posted by moony_lupin on October 07, 2009, 04:13 AM report to moderator
2482 Points

I signed the petition many times… I’m so happy to hear these news!!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on October 07, 2009, 04:17 AM report to moderator
276 Points

Well, it says something about the movie “industry” that certain movies which have successfully crossed the hurdle of actually getting made have then to suffer from lack of distribution. And it says something about the real power of actors and directors – or in most cases the lack of power.

Posted by Fonty on October 07, 2009, 05:21 AM report to moderator
1535 Points

Go fan power! :)

Posted by ginevrapotter07 on October 07, 2009, 05:26 AM report to moderator
47 Points

will watch this movie

Posted by Marron on October 07, 2009, 05:31 AM report to moderator
1397 Points

I have been really wanting to see this movie, so glad i might be very soon, 2010’s going to be a good year :)

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on October 07, 2009, 05:40 AM report to moderator
2169 Points

Oh! You´re welcome,Rupes! We love you! Btw,the film sounds awesome!! We ought to help you! Rupes,you are fantastic! Now,tell me this movie is coming to Brazil! Please!!

Posted by Tamyris on October 07, 2009, 05:40 AM report to moderator
3703 Points


Posted by Christine on October 07, 2009, 05:43 AM report to moderator
310 Points

Whoo! Go Rupert fans!

Posted by accioangela on October 07, 2009, 05:47 AM report to moderator
4056 Points

I know this movie were going to be really good and the fans doing the petition and everything, it just makes me think, wow. : )

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on October 07, 2009, 07:13 AM report to moderator
507 Points

really wanna go see this

Posted by lilmisssnape on October 07, 2009, 07:18 AM report to moderator
354 Points

Harry Potter fans are the best! The movie is not for kids. Parents should not complain. They need to realize that the actors are adults now and can act in any movie they want to.

Posted by Hermionerules!1844 on October 07, 2009, 07:22 AM report to moderator
654 Points

hope i can see the movie! i really like Rupert!

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on October 07, 2009, 08:07 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

I am delighted to hear that this film is being more widely distributed and hope that I am able to see it soon!

Posted by Kirk on October 07, 2009, 08:38 AM report to moderator
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