A first look at Harry Potter star Rupert Grint in the TV remake of Guy Ritchie film Snatch has been unveiled, and it turns out he’s still more Gryffindor than gritty.
The new ten-part series may be based on the 2000 heist movie of the same name, but it’s created its own characters and story, kind of like what the Fargo TV series did with the Coen Brothers’ film.
And whereas some characters seem familiar — Skins‘ and The Musketeers’ Luke Pasqualino, for instance, plays an East End lad like the one played by Jason Statham, while Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick plays night club owner Sonny Castillo — Rupert’s looks like he’d be just as at home in Hogwarts.
He plays gang member Charlie Cavendish, who was described as “dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh” when Rupert’s casting was announced in August.
Struggling to imagine what that might look like? Well, we got a sneak peek when Rupert was spotted filming on the streets of Manchester, England last September:
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He looks quite the dandy. Not what we’ve come to expect from Guy Ritchie films at all. A poster released recently shows his character isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty, though:
Like the film, the new series was inspired by a real London heist, where a bunch of low-key hustlers ended up thrust into the world of organized crime when they stole a highly valuable piece of gold.
It follows Albert Hill (Pasqualino), a smart, aspirational charmer who’s determined not to end up “in the nick” like his dad (Fear the Walking Dead‘s Dougray Scott), which, if your cockney slang needs refreshing, means “in the slammer,” “doing bird,” or, to put it clearly, “in jail.”
Rounding out the cast are Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens), Phoebe Dynevor (The Village), Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator), and The Musketeers actor Marc Warren.
And if the trailer is anything to go by, then the new show will also share a lot of the film’s distinctive visual style:
Snatch starts streaming on Crackle March 21, 2017.
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