'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint to work in M Night Shyamalan's next

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 04, 2018, 01.50 PM (IST)

Best known for his character Ron Weasely, actor Rupert Grint has been roped in for Manoj Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller for Apple. According to reports,  Tony Basgallop has penned the series which also stars Lauren Ambrose and Nell Tiger.

The series will be produced by Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures, with the company’s Ashwin Rajan serving as executive producer alongside the Escape Artists team of Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve.

Shyamalan took to Twitter to announce the news. "Tomorrow I begin shooting my show for Apple. Just handed over @GlassMovie to be delivered to the studios. Looking over the storyboards for the pilot in my kitchen. Nervous. Like a film student. Want to deliver for everyone."

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Grint, who became a household name playing Ron Weasely in the 'Harry Potter' series, had spoken in an earlier interview about how he was relieved when the series came to an end. "The line between Ron and me became thinner with each film and I think we became virtually the same person. There's a lot of me in Ron and moving on was a massive adjustment because it was such a constant part of my life.

''I don't want to liken it to coming out of prison because it wasn't a prison, but it did feel like stepping out of an institution. It was nice to breathe the fresh air and now I'm really enjoying stepping further away from that blue-screen world," Grint told The Guardian. 

The actor had even contemplated quitting the Harry Potter franchise while he was filming one of the movies, he had revealed in the interview. 

"There were definitely times when I thought about leaving. Filming Harry Potter was a massive sacrifice; working from such a young age for such long periods and I definitely remember thinking during one extended break, 'This whole thing is so all-consuming, do I really want to go back? Maybe it's just not for me.' I guess I was probably just being a teenager," he said.

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The series will be produced by Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures, with the company’s Ashwin Rajan serving as executive producer alongside the Escape Artists team of Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve.