It appears that Ron Weasley may have fallen on hard times — actor Rupert Grint (of “Harry Potter” franchise fame) has signed on to star in and executive produce Crackle’s upcoming television adaptation of Guy Ritchie’s cult 2000 crime caper, “Snatch.”
The show will purportedly carry the spirit of the original film while introducing audiences to a completely new cast of characters. According to Deadline the new “Snatch” will draw inspiration from a real-life London heist and “centers on a group of twenty-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 organized 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.”
Grint will star as posh con man Charlie Cavendish alongside previously announced Dougray Scott (“Fear the Walking Dead”) and Ed Westwick (“Wicked City”). Filming is set to begin next week in Manchester, England for a 10-episode series premiere sometime in 2017.
Ritchie’s original “Snatch” movie starred Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones and Dennis Farina, and followed two overlapping plots about the hunt for a stolen diamond and a small-time boxing promoter under the thumb of a brutal gangster.
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