Online streaming TV network Crackle is developing Guy Ritchie’s cult film SNATCH into a dramatic series and it has tapped Hogwarts alum Rupert Grint to star. The Harry Potter actor will be joined by Dougray Scott and Ed Westwick.
Jericho‘s Nick Renton has signed on to direct the adaptation that will keep in spirit with the original film. The story will follow a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truckload 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 play con man Charlie Cavendish while Scott is set to step into the role of Vic Hill, a con man who does his work from prison. Westwick will play club owner Sonny Castillo. Renton will executive produce with Alex De Rakoff while Helen Flint will produce under Little Island Productions. The series will premiere in 2017 with 10 one hour episodes.
Snatch continues Crackle’s foray into scripted series. Their upcoming drama StartUp with Martin Freeman and Adam Brody is set to bow September 6th while the Dennis Quaid vehicle The Art of More has been met with great acclaim. Additional programming on the streaming network includes the stop-motion animated comedy series SuperMansion with Bryan Cranston as well as the Emmy-nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld.
Grint was recently seen on Broadway in it’s Only a Play opposite Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. On the big screen, he starred in the comedy Moonwalkers and can be seen in the upcoming series Sick Note with Don Johnson and Nick Frost.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer