Rupert Grint stars as downed WWII pilot in Into the White

Rupert Grint in Into the White

Harry Potter fans were happy to see Daniel Radcliffe break away from his successful wizard role and into his first major adult dramatic role in the creepy The Woman in Black one year ago.  It was a fun film that we reviewed here.  Now we finally get to see Rupert Grint, the actor who played Potter’s pal Ron Weasley, on the other side of the color spectrum in his first adult dramatic role in the World War II film Into the White.

Into the White poster

Norwegian Director Petter Næss has created a WWII film “inspired by a true story” and not based in an epic battle, but between two opposing airplane crews that shoot each other down over Grotli shortly after the beginning of the war.  Three Germans, played by Florian Lukas (Goodbye, Lenin!), David Kross (War Horse), and Stig Henrik Hoff (The Thing (2011)), and two Brits, played by Lachlan Nieboer (Downton Abbey, Torchwood) and Grint are stranded in the snow-covered mountains of Norway.  They find a cabin and must learn to deal with each other and survive the elements.  Less of a typical war movie and more of a struggle between opposite ideologies, this looks like you’ll find some battles over tensions and claustrophobia among the airmen.

Here is a new trailer for Into the White:

And here is an older version of the trailer from Europe:

We’re always looking for the next Memphis Belle or Stalag 17, a brilliant recent and a brilliant classic look at WWII.  And we’re looking forward to Grint’s performance and whatever he plans to do next.

downed plane in Into the White

Into the White is scheduled for release in theaters in the U.S. on April 12, 2013.

C.J. Bunce

One comment

  1. I’m glad he’s getting more roles to diversify his career. I read an interview with Rupert once and his whole personality and attitude made me really want to see him do well in films.

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