Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, will make his stage debut as a pill-popping gangster in a play set in the Soho underworld of the 1950s.
Grint will appear alongside Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle, Daniel Mays and Ben Whishaw in a West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s award-winning Mojo.
The play, which was first put on at the Royal Court in 1995, is set in a seedy nightclub after the grisly murder of its owner.
The new production will be at the Harold Pinter Theatre later this year, with previews in October.
Butterworth made a film version of Mojo in 1997 starring Pinter, Ian Hart and Aidan Gillen.
Grint’s Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe has appeared in several stage productions since appearing in a 2007 revival of Equus and is currently appearing in the West End in The Cripple Of Inishmaan.