“Snatch” is coming to TV, or at least, whatever you consider Crackle to be.
The Sony-owned streaming platform has adapted the 2000 Guy Ritchie movie for a smaller screen. This take, inspired by a real London heist, centers on a group of 20-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime, according to Crackle. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.
For comparitive purposes, here’s the 2000 film’s official description: “Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.”
The episodic version of “Snatch” will premiere on Thursday, March 16, Crackle said on Friday during its Television Critics Association winter press tour event.
The 10-episode, one-hour series stars Rupert Grint (“Harry Potter”) as the utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish. The ensemble also features Luke Pasqualino as Albert Hill, Lucien Laviscount as Billy Ayres, Dougray Scott as Vic Hill, Phoebe Dynevor as Lotti Mott, Juliet Aubrey as Lily Hill, and Ed Westwick, who guest stars as Sonny Castillo. The series is executive produced by Alex De Rakoff, also writer and showrunner. Grint also gets an executive producer credit for his participation.
Guy Ritchie’s original film is best remembered for Brad Pitt’s indecipherable Irish accent as he played a rough “pikey” with fast fists. “Snatch” also starred Jason Statham, Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina and Vinnie Jones.
Watch the trailer above.
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