Though it hasn’t garnered the same traction as, say, 24: Legacy or FX’s acclaimed Fargo, Crackle is in the process of rebooting Snatch, a serialized version of Guy Ritchie’s cult crime caper that’s due to premiere in exactly two months’ time.
Comprised of 10 episodes in total, the Snatch of 2017 is headed up by former Harry Potter star Rupert Grint. He’ll play Charlie Cavendish, a budding hustler who makes a foray into London’s seedy crime scene, only to find himself in deep with the sharks. The high-stakes world of organized crime awaits, though Crackle’s interpretation looks to be a much more refined version of Ritchie’s 2000 original.
That’s a little disappointing, particularly when you consider that the gritty, unforgiving world of Snatch is part and parcel of the film’s charm, but we’re willing to lend Crackle and the creative team the benefit of the doubt for now – they are cooking up a totally different version of the story, after all. Behind the scenes, Alex De Rakoff has been elected showrunner, directing a cast comprised of Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscourt, Marc Warren, Stephanie Leonidas, Phoebe Dynevor, Juliet Aubrey, Tamer Hassan, Dougray Scott and Gossip Girl heartthrob Ed Westwick.
Snatch will begin its 10-episode run via Crackle on March 16. It’s a busy, busy month for new movies and TV series, what with Marvel’s Iron Fist also earmarked for a premiere in mid-March.
Inspired by a real life heist in London, “Snatch,” centers on a group of twenty-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. 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.