Rupert Grint has lined up his next gig. Deadline is reporting that the Harry Potter star is making the move from the silver screen to TV as he’s been cast in the CBS pilot, Super Clyde. The pilot will star Rupert as the title character who is described as a “meek” fast food worker who suddenly decides to become a super hero.
The whole super power angle shouldn’t be hard for the British actor, since he starred as a wizard for nearly 10 years in the eight Harry Potter films. The pilot is being produced by Greg Garcia who is known for cult comedies such as My Name is Earl and Raising Hope, which is currently on FOX.
This is one of his first main post-Potter roles, as he is also starring in the upcoming film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman with Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, and Evan Rachel Wood.
So far, all the Potter stars have been doing well since the end of the blockbuster series in 2011. Emma Watson starred in Perks of Being a Wallflower last fall, and also has big screen projects such as The Bling Ring and Noah, coming out in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Also, Daniel Radcliffe has a number of projects in the works such as Kill Your Darlings, the rom-com The F Word, and the dark comedy Horns.
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