Guy Ritchie’s sophomore feature, Snatch, is to be adapted into a series from Sony’s streaming network Crackle.
Attached to star in and executive produce the series is Rupert Grint, perhaps best known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise. The series will also be starring Dougray Scott (Fear the Walking Dead) as a regular and Ed Westwick (Wicked City) as a recurring guest star.
The show’s official synopsis reads as follows:
Inspired by a real-life heist in London, “Snatch,” 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’s character, Charlie Cavendish, is described as “a dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh con man”; Scott’s character, Vic Hill, “continues the con game from inside prison”; and Westwick will be playing a night club owner named Sonny Castillo.
The 10-episode first season is to be directed by Nick Renton, whose most recent credits include BBC’s The Musketeers and ITV’s Inspector Lewis. Production is set to begin next week with a premiere planned for sometime in 2017.
Here’s the trailer for Snatch, starring Brad Pitt, Jason Statham and Benicio Del Toro, among many others, to refresh your memory: