Rupert Grint Filmography: Moonwalkers

“It’s been really fun, it’s really good to be with Robbie again, and Ron Pearlman is hilarious.” (Rupert Grint about Moonwalkers)


Directed by Antione Bardou-Jacquet, Rupert Grint has been confirmed to star the film Moonwalkers. With production set to begin in May 2014, the film celebrated its World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival on 14 March 2015.

The Story

In July 1969, CIA Special Agent Kidman Tom is sent to London to find and convince Stanley Kubrick to film a fake moon landing. He cannot find Kubrick, but encounters Jonny, with whom he is forced to shoot the famous images in a studio as a con, with Jonny playing the part of one of the astronauts.

Rupert’s character

Rupert plays Jonny, who is the manager of a rock band and Kidman’s bad dream. With his friend Leon, he is forced to help out Agent Kidman.

Trivia Information

  • Rupert is the first actor to be on screen after the opening credits.
  • Jonny’s full name is Jonathan Thorpe; he lives in Aspern Grove, London.
  • Jonny’s band is called “The Yellow Blackguards”.
  • There’s a shot of Rupert’s bare bum.

Official Website Japan

Filming: May/June 2014
Budget: to be announced

Behind the Scenes

  • Rupert was the first actor to be cast for the movie.
  • Rupert and Robert got the giggles during which they look into the case full of money. Rupert had to go outside for 10 minutes to calm down.
  • Rupert and Robert studied the footage of the original moon landing to mimic the physicality of zero gravity.

Filming Locations

  • Belgium
  • more coming soon


Rupert Grint (Jonny)
Ron Pearlman (Kidman)
Robert Sheehan (Leon)
Kerrie Shale (Mr White)
Jay Benedict (Colonel Dickford)
Eric Lampaert (Glen)
John Flanders (CIA Agent Murphy)
Vibol Joseph Sok (Asian Soldier – voice)
Andrew Blumenthal (Kozinsky)


Director: Antoine Bardou-Jacquet
Screenplay: Dean Craig
Music: Sylvain Rety, Matthieu Sibony
Director of Photography: Glynn Speeckaert
Hair & Make-Up Designer: Oriane De Neve, Frank Van Wolleghem
Stunt Coordinator: Rémi Canaple
Editor: Bill Smedley, Chris Gill
Casting Director: Gail Stevens

Producer: Georges Bermann


Runtime: 107min
Rating: MPAA: Rated R for strong bloody violence, graphic nudity, plentiful drug use and language
Genre: Comedy


Mars Distribution (France), Alchemy (2015) (USA), Camden (2015) (Japan), Nikkatsu (2015) (Japan)
more to be announced


South by Southwest Film Festival (14 March 2015)
BiFan – Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (16 July 2015)
L’Étrange Festival (6 September 2015)
La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival (16 October 2015)
Sitges Film Festival Barcelona (15+17 October 2015)
Utopiales Film Festival, Nantes (29 October 2015)
Ithaca Film Festival New York (11-15 November 2015)
Torino Film Festival (23 November 2015)
Les Arcs European Film Festival (18 December 2015)
Fantasy Film Fest, various German cities (Spring 2016)

Release Dates

Japan: 14 November 2015
USA: 15 January 2016
Belgium: 27 January 2016
Russia: 25 February 2016
France: 2 March 2016
Estonia, Latvia: 18 March 2016
Lithuania: 25 March 2016
Netherlands: 31 March 2016
more to be announced


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Rave Reviews

Read Rave Reviews about Rupert in MOONWALKERS here


  • Audience Award (Prix du Public) at L’Etrange Festival, France

Memorable Quotes

Jonny: “This is our fucking day!”

Jonny: “And that’s what it’s all about? Getting laid?”

Jonny: “You’ve got a beard, that’s all that matters.”

Jonny: “Do we look like the kind of people who will let you down?”

Jonny: “There’s no dancing jellyfish on the moon, is there?”

Jonny: “Don’t you understand? If this doesn’t work, we’re all dead.”

Jonny: “The night I was born, a short circuit in the incubator caused a fire in the maternity ward.”

Jonny: “Your penis isn’t whispering to you.”

Rupert about MOONWALKERS

“It’s fun, cause it’s a really kind of crazy, kind of ridiculous story. It’s kind of based on a slightly shredded truth. So yeah, it’s been really fun, it’s really good to be with Robbie again, and Ron Pearlman is hilarious.”
( Exclusive Interview, July 2014)

“He’s a good guy, he’s just a bit unlucky and, um, kind of, he’s one of those people that tries really hard to kind of succeed and just always ends up making the wrong choice and bad decisions and just kind of screws everything up. And yeah, he’s kind of a guy managing a band and kind of out of control and huge egos and he’s definitely trying to get them signed on an album and that desperation kind of gets him into kind of a lot of trouble with the CIA.”
( Exclusive Interview, July 2014)

“I just thought it was so ridiculous, it really at no moment takes itself seriously… I get to wear a space suit on the moon; my friend Robert Sheehan is in it. It just seemed like an easy yes.”
(, January 2016)

“It was such a fun film to work on. It was very spontaneous, and nobody really knew where it was going. I loved working with Ron Perlman and Robbie [Robert Sheehan]. Also, being on the moon and wearing an astronaut suit is kind of every kid’s dream. Overall, it was a very unique, special experience.”
(, January 2016)

“Moonwalking was quite a challenge, me and Robbie both studied the original footage to see kind of the physicality, or actually zero gravity and tried to mimic that.”
(DVD Interview, 2016)


Language: English
ASIN: Region 1: B016JB0K8A (BluRay), B016JB0JXQ (DVD); Region 2: B01BIW7EHA (DVD)


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