Rupert Grint’s new film Moonwalkers will be released in the U.S. on January 15, 2016 in select theaters and online streaming sites such as iTunes, Netflix and We Are Colony. A streaming copy of the film, special interviews with the cast and behind-the-scenes extras were provided for review by We Are Colony. Moonwalkers will be available for viewing on January 15, 2016!

After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent (Ron Perlman) must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager (Rupert Grint) to develop the biggest con of all time: staging the moon landing.

A trailer for the film may be watched below and you can read our review following. It has no spoilers apart from a general plot outline.

If you’re a fan of Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or RocknRolla, then this film will hit you in all the right places. While it lacks a bit of the wit that fans of Ritchie might be used to, indie-film Moonwalkers takes viewers on a dark and twisted ride, yet leaves you feeling hopeful about the fate of its characters.

As a fan of Rupert Grint, who is perhaps best known as Ron Weasley, the ginger-haired sidekick to Harry Potter, I expected his quirkiness to shine through in his performance as Jonny. I was not disappointed. Grint plays the character to perfection and proves that he is more than just that guy from the Potter films. Not to mention, Rupert can rock a leisure suit!!

Fans of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts trilogy will also be introduced to a well-known actor from the comic film universe, Ron Perlman (Hell-Boy), who was recently announced as joining the wizarding world. Perlman plays opposite Grint in Moonwalkers as Tom Kidman.

Jonny is a down-on-his-luck guy in swinging 1960s London, stuck managing a band who never seem to appreciate all that he does for them. He’s borrowed money to propel the band into superstardom at great personal risk, considering the loan shark he’s indebted to tends to cut the hands and private parts off of those who don’t repay their loans on time. After the band tell Jonny they want a new manager, he begs them for another chance and they give him two days to really get things going.

While trying to hit a well-to-do relative up for cash to save his own skin, Jonny happens across CIA agent, Vietnam veteran and PTSD-sufferer Tom Kidman, who has been drafted by the government for a super-secret mission: to film a fake moon-landing in the event the real one is a failure. Jonny, already in a hard spot, hears Kidman say they will pay him well to meet with famed director Stanley Kubrick and get him to agree to their project, and lets Kidman think he is the man for the job.

I don’t want to ruin all the wacky fun for you as Grint and Perlman take us through one of the world’s greatest conspiracy theories, so I won’t go into any more detail than that. Suffice it to say that the cast of characters that run amok in this film will have you scratching your head, laughing out loud, and asking yourself just what the hell is happening here?

Ultimately, the film is a journey of hope and transformation for an unlikely duo who suffer from different types of bad luck but find a way to turn it around in circumstances that are less than ideal and strike up a meaningful friendship.

The last thing I’ll say about the film is that there is a lot of cursing, nudity, blood, violence, and is very heavy on the drug use. This film is not for children, so be aware of what you’re in for before you let your young ones attempt to see Grint in his latest role!

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