Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has been chosen to star in an upcoming television series based on the film Snatch. The film, which was directed by Guy Ritchie in 2000 is one of the most memorable British movies of the 21st century and will make its transition to the box in early 2017.
Grint played the role of Ron Weasley in all eight of the hugely popular Harry Potter movies, ending with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ in 2011. He has since gone on to make notable performances in ‘Into The White’, ‘CBGB’ and ‘Moonwalkers’.
The series is also set to star Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II, My Week With Marilyn) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl, Son of Rambow) and will be available to stream on Sony’s ‘Crackle’ network.
Grint will also be taking an executive producer role for the show and is set to play a character named Charlie Cavendish. The character has been described as being ‘frustratingly chaotic’.
Snatch was one of the most successful movies of the year 2000 and is estimated to have taken in around $86 million at the box office (eight times its budget). The film starred Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Vinnie Jones and Benicio del Toro as a number of colourful characters mixed up in the London underworld. The film was also famously known was Brad Pitt’s questionable Irish accent and rumours that he appeared in the movie free of charge.
Deadline have reported that the show will “carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, while creating a new world born from the original movie,”
Its is unclear as to whether any of the original cast will be reprising their roles, but anyone who has seen the film will no doubt be hoping that Tyrone will make a cameo appearance.
Filming is set to begin in Manchester next week.