London: Rupert Grint, a.k.a. Ron Weasely of ‘Harry Potter’ saga, will be seen playing a rather darker role in a film by Martin Scorsese, who has become a big fan of the young actor.
Grint made his mark as one of Britain’s best comic actor, outshining Daniel Radcliffe in the ‘Potter’ series.
And now Scorsese, who has given classics like ‘Gangs Of New York’, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Raging Bull’, is considering Grint as a villain in a future movie.
"I thought he was a great actor in the Harry Potter movies. In a lot of scenes, the boy stole the show. He will always have respect for the movies that gave him such a huge break, but at his age it`s important he doesn`t become typecast,” the Sun quoted him as saying.
He added: "He has to do something really out of his comfort zone in the next few years - play a gangster, play a dirty cop, play a kid with learning difficulties.
"I would be interested in working with him. I would have no issues in casting him as a gangster, he is a very talented young man."
He even likened Grint to Leonardo DiCaprio.
"When Leo was in ‘Titanic’ and ‘Romeo And Juliet’, nobody saw him becoming a bad ass in movies like ‘The Departed’,” said Scorsese.
"But he has become one of the greatest actors of all time. The very same could be true for Rupert," he concluded.