Rupert Grint is coming to the small screen. Today, Crackle announced the Harry Potter star has been cast in their upcoming series Snatch.
Based on the 2001 film, the drama “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.”
Grint will star alongside Dougray Scott and Ed Westwick. Nick Renton is slated to direct the series, which will premiere in 2017.
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CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 22, 2016) – Crackle, Sony’s streaming network, today announced that Rupert Grint, most known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, will star in the network’s new scripted drama series, “Snatch,” based on the wildly popular movie of the same name. Grint, who most recently was seen on Broadway opposite Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in “It’s Only a Play,” will play the dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish, and will also serve as an executive producer. Additional cast includes Dougray Scott (“Fear The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Who”) as Vic Hill, and Ed Westwick (“Wicked City,” “Gossip Girl”) who will guest star as Sonny Castillo. Nick Renton (“The Musketeers,” “Jericho”) has signed on to direct the series which begins production next week in Manchester, England.
As previously announced at this year’s Upfront presentation, Crackle will carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, while creating a new world born from the original movie.
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 will premiere in 2017 with 10 one hour episodes. Alex De Rakoff also serves as executive producer and Helen Flint produces for Little Island Productions.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the movie Snatch? Will you watch the Crackle series?