It seems film-to-television adaptations are all the rage these days. Following in the footsteps of Fargo, Westworld, and Friday Night Lights, cheeky British cult classic Snatch is the latest movie to be reimagined for the small screen.
Originally a Guy Ritchie-directed release starring Brad Pitt and Benicio del Toro back in 2000, Snatch won plaudits for its gritty and impertinent portrayal of East London gangster life. The reboot stars Luke Pasqualino (who you might recognize as Freddy from Skins), Ed Westwick and none other than Rupert Grint, who seemingly fell down a bad path after graduating from Hogwarts.
The series purports to “carry the spirit of the original film,” and shines a light on a group of wheeler dealers who fall into organized crime after uncovering a truck of stolen gold bullion. Viewers can expect plenty of guns, violence, girls and, of course, Cockney rhyming slang.
Expect Snatch on Sony’s streaming network sometime in March.
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