Can someone Windex Martin Scorsese's glasses or let us borrow them because we are just not seeing what he is seeing!
The legendary director has told sources that he is ready to mold Harry Potter sidekick Rupert Grint into the next big thing, specifically, the next Leonardo DiCaprio.
He's starting by considering casting Rupert as a meany gangster in one of his next movies, seeing the potential in the ginge to expand past his Potter roots. He explains:
"I thought he (Grint) was a great actor in the Harry Potter movies. In a lot of scenes, the boy stole the show. He will always have respect for the movies that gave him such a huge break, but at his age it's important he doesn't become typecast. He has to do something really out of his comfort zone in the next few years - play a gangster, play a dirty cop, play a kid with learning difficulties. I would be interested in working with him. I would have no issues in casting him as a gangster, he is a very talented young man … When Leo was in 'Titanic' and 'Romeo and Juliet', nobody saw him becoming a bad ass in movies like 'The Departed'. But he has become one of the greatest actors of all time. The very same could be true of Rupert."
Okay, maybe we didn't see Leo as a "bad ass," but we sure as hell wanted to tap his ass! Rupert is cute, but we don't really see a seksi factor there.
Still, he is a very good actor. We'd love to see what you would do with him, Marty. Just don't get your hopes up.
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Tags: casting, ginge, golden boy, harry potter, martin scorsese, movies