Harry Potter star Rupert Grint cast in US superhero comedy

The actor formerly known as Ron Weasley will film TV pilot Super Clyde for CBS

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Harry Potter star Rupert Grint cast in US superhero comedy
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint is to play a neurotic geek who wishes he was a superhero in a pilot for US comedy Super Clyde.

The 24-year-old star will take the title role in the show penned by My Name is Earl creator Greg Garcia for American network CBS.

Grint's character is described as a sweet yet neurotic fast-food worker who feels like he doesn't fit in. The avid comic book fan wishes he were a super hero, and when he inherits a $100,000-per-month fortune from his eccentric uncle, he decides to follow his dream. Clyde's fortune becomes his super power and he sets about using it only to reward the good-hearted.

Writer Garcia, who has also worked on Raising Hope, will produce the single-camera comedy, while fellow Earl and Raising Hope alumnus Mike Fresco will direct.

Grint played Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. As well as appearing in the blockbuster franchise, he has starred in British movies Driving Lessons and Wild Target and US indie film Cherrybomb.

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