Harry Potter's Rupert Grint to star in TV remake of Snatch


Rupert Grint To Star In New TV Crime Drama

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint is to star in a television remake of Guy Ritchie's film Snatch.

Rupert, who played Harry's sidekick Ron Weasley in the film series about the boy wizard, will also serve as an executive producer on the TV show, which airs on Sony's streaming network Crackle next year.

Scottish actor Dougray Scott and Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick also have roles in the series.

Rupert Grint on the red carpet
Rupert Grint (Ian West/PA)

Snatch is based on the 2000 crime comedy film of the same name, which starred Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro and Vinnie Jones.

In a statement, Crackle said the 10-episode series will "carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, while creating a new world born from the original movie".

Rupert, 27, plays Charlie Cavendish - a character described as "frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh" - opposite Dougray's Vic Hill and Ed, who will guest star as Sonny Castillo.

Guy Ritchie with the stars of the original film Snatch at the London premiere in 2000
Guy Ritchie with the stars of the original film Snatch at the London premiere in 2000 (Toby Melville/PA)

Inspired by a real-life heist in London, the story is based on a group of twenty-something men who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are thrust into the high-stakes world of organised crime. They are forced to face rogue police officers, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains from London's underworld.

The series begins filming in Manchester next week and is being directed by Nick Renton, who worked on the BBC drama The Musketeers.

Rupert recently appeared on Broadway in It's Only A Play opposite Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.