Based on Guy Ritchie’s 2000 crime comedy of the same name, “Snatch” will be getting its very own drama series!
That’s not all, it was reported that “Harry Potter” actor Rupert Grint will be starring as its lead. The new British drama will be released under Sony’s new streaming service, Crackle.
Arguably one of the best cult films in the 2000s, the original “Snatch” film features a star-studded line-up of actors including Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Benicio Del Toro, and Alan Ford. The story involves the London criminal underworld, a diamond heist, and a lot of hustling.
According to Screen Rant, Nick Renton will be directing the upcoming series while “Gossip Girl” actor Ed Westwick and “Fear the Walking Dead” star Dougray Scott have been casted. “Snatch” the TV show is said to “carry the spirit of the setting in the film”, with brand new characters, of course.
The new 10-episode series will introduce new characters such as Charlie Cavendish (played by Rupert Grint), a posh con man; Vic Hill (played by Dougray Scott), a man who continues the con game from inside prison; and Sonny Castillo (played by Ed Westwick), a nightclub owner. Productions are expected to begin in Manchester, England next week.
Though plot details has yet to be released, here’s a description:
“Inspired by a real life heist in London, ‘Snatch’ centres on a group of 20-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organised crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.”
It’s been a long while since we have seen Rupert Grint in any mainstream films / TV shows. So we are actually really excited to see him transform from dorky wizard boy Ronald Weasley to expert hustler.
The “Snatch” TV series remake will make its premiere in 2017.