If one more journalist asks Rupert Grint, a.k.a. Harry Potter's bestest bud Ron Weasly, "What's next for you?" he's likely to throw an Avada Kedavra. Thankfully, he doesn't have to worry about that anymore, because the question's been answered... sort of.
Assuming the film gets fully financed (check out their site to see how you can get involved if you have a few grand laying around) Grint is set to star in "Wartime Wanderers," a film about the 1939 Bolton Wanderers quidditch football (soccer) team that, after a rousing speech by captain Harry Goslin, enlisted in World War II as a group and became the 53rd Field Regiment of the Bolton Artillery, seeing action in North Africa, France and Italy.
Grint is attached to play team funnyman Ernie Forrest and will appear alongside film and Broadway star Jonathan Pryce (first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"), according to The Playlist. Also enlisting for the cause are Sean Maguire ("Meet the Spartans") as skipper Goslin, Matthew McNulty ("Control") as the team's star player and Bradley Walsh ("Law & Order: UK") as an army sergeant major. "Kandahar Break" director David Whitney is directing, and the script comes from TV scribe Tim Purcell and the late Jack Seddon, based on the book of the same name by Purcell and Mike Gething.
While Grint is not a Bolton supporter (his team is Tottenham, if the interwebs are to be believed) he has to be pretty excited about the possibility of playing a professional footballer. We imagine it's the next best thing to actually being one!
Technically, the film won't be his next project (he's already completed filming on "Comrade," a Norwegian film by Petter Næss which is, we kid you not, a WWII action drama. We can't get enough of these Potter kids, so if Harry wants to drop trou on Broadway while Hermoine pals around with Marilyn Monroe and Ron gets his jollies shooting Nazis, who are we to argue?