Everything old is new again, and the latest screen property to fulfill that adage is Guy Ritchie’s heist comedy Snatch from the year 2000. In the film, a collection of con men in and around London were all bound together by a massive stolen diamond, but of course, in the process of converging on one another, there were bare-knuckle boxing matches, robberies, threats of people being fed to pigs and Jason Statham playing the most submissive character of his career. But now, Snatch will come back to life as a series on Crackle starring Rupert Grint in the lead role of Charlie Cavendish, who the network describes as “dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh.” And this time, the bounty in question will be a truck full of gold bars, instead of one diamond. A “group of up and coming hustlers” finds the payload and then must confront the “rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains” that probably all want a truck full of gold as much as Cavendish and his cohort do. The cast will also feature Dougray Scott, Vic Hill, and Ed Westwick, and the ten hour-long episodes will be directed by Nick Renton. If the new Snatch stays true to the spirit of Ritchie, it will surely be enough to make Ron Weasley blush.
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