According to Deadline, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint is set to star in the Crackle TV series Snatch, which is to be based on the 2000 film of the same name from director Guy Ritchie. Also joining Grint are Dougray Scott and Ed Westick. One of the directors of the Musketeers BBC series, Nick Renton, is set to direct.
The outlet continues stating that Grint's character "dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh con man, Charlie Cavendish. Scott plays Vic Hill, who continues the con game from inside prison; Westwick plays night club owner Sonny Castillo."
Snatch is described as follows by Deadline:
"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."
The series itself was actually announced back in April, but the surprising part is that it's coming from the streaming service Crackle. If you're unfamiliar with the service, you'd be forgiven, as it's been largely overshadowed by more mainstream services like Netflix and Hulu. That being said, it slowly seems to be going into its own in the states, even if it can't quite hold a candle to the bigger services. But, hey, if this turns out well -- and they continue to create content just like it -- you never know how quickly things could change. Though, I suppose it's worth noting that this is the same service that produced the film Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, so you can take from that what you will?
Do you like the sound of the Crackle series Snatch? And what do you think of Grint joining the cast? Let us know in the comments down below!
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