Crackle’s TV series adaptation of the 2000 British heist film “Snatch” has snagged some stars. Today, the Sony-owned ad-supported streaming service announced that the cast will be toplined by Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter film franchise, Broadway’s “It’s Only a Play”), Ed Westwick (“Wicked City,” “Gossip Girl”) and Dougray Scott (“Fear the Walking Dead,” “Doctor Who”).
The 10-episode first season of the one-hour comedy-drama will premiere in 2017.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film starred Brad Pitt as a thickly-accented Irishman, alongside Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Alan Ford and Benicio Del Toro. Inspired by a real life heist in London, Crackle’s series adaptation will focus on a group of twenty-something hustlers who stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.
Grint, most recently seen on Broadway opposite Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in “It’s Only a Play,” will play the frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh character Charlie Cavendish. His other credits include the films “Wild Target” (pictured), “Into the White” and “CBGB.”
First announced at Crackle’s upfront presentation in April, “Snatch” will be directed by Nick Renton (“The Musketeers,” “Jericho”) with Alex De Rakoff serving as executive producer alongside Grint and Helen Flint producing for Little Island Productions.
Production begins next week in Manchester, England.
“Snatch” will join a Crackle slate that includes returning series “The Art of More,” “Sports Jeopardy!” and“SuperMansion” and another new original scripted series, “StartUp,” starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody and Edi Gathegi, which will premiere on Sept. 6.