Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint to star in Snatch reboot
Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is set to star in and executive produce a reboot of cult noughties comedy Snatch.
Snatch, which was originally released in 2000, starred Jason Statham as a boxing promoter who finds himself pulled into the criminal world of match fixing by a notorious gangster played by Alan Ford. Elsewhere in the criminal underworld, a diamond heist takes place.
Guy Ritchie directed the film, which was a big success for Sony both critically and commercially. From a budget of $10 million, the film made more than £12 million in the United Kingdom and £30 million in the United States.
The new television series will capture the same spirit as the film, but with a whole new cast of characters. Taking inspiration from a real life heist in London, the new Snatch will focus on a group of hustlers who discover a truck full of stolen gold bullion and find themselves thrust into the depths of the criminal underworld.
The new reboot has been commissioned for a full series by Sony, with Grint set to play a super posh con man called Charlie Cavendish.
Fear the Walking Dead‘s Dougray Scott will also play a regular role as convicted conman Vic Hill, who continues to play the game despite his imprisonment.
Also announced is Ed Westwick, who will play night club owner Sonny Castillo.
The Musketeers‘ Nick Renton will direct.
Production begins on the reboot next week in Manchester, with the ten-part series expected to be available on Sony’s streaming service Crackle in 2017.