Here’s hoping all of those years battling Dementors, Death Eaters and other assorted forms of sinister sorcerers left an impression on Rupert Grint — because based on his latest role, he’s going to need all the battle experience he can get.
After years and years of starring in the “Harry Potter” film series as the titular boy wizard’s red-headed and reliable best friend Ron Weasley, Grint has landed his biggest follow-up role to date as the lead character on a new CBS single-camera comedy pilot, “Super Clyde.”
In “Super Clyde,” Grint plays the title role of Clyde, described by The Hollywood Reporter as a “well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never feels like he really fits in. The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild to severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a super hero himself. When Clyde inherits a $100,000 a month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret super power and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted.”
“Super Clyde” comes from “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia, who is writing and executive producing the pilot for CBS. The show marks Grint’s first series regular role on a television series, but it’s not his first post-“Potter” project. He’ll next be seen in the World War II drama “Into the White,” about a group of British and German pilots forced to work together after they’re shot down in the bitter cold, snowy wilderness of Norway. The movie hits theaters on April 12.
Grint has also booked a part in “The Drummer,” a Beach Boys biopic reportedly co-starring “The Dark Knight” actor Aaron Eckhart and “Kick-Ass” badass Chloe Moretz.
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