Rupert will not only star in this new series for Sony’s streaming network Crackle, he’ll also serve as executive producer. The synopsis sounds exciting:
Snatch will carry the spirit of the setting in the film, while creating a new world with new characters. 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.
Production on the series will start next week in Manchester and the first season will consist of 10 episodes. We’ll have to wait until 2017 to see this but it sounds exciting already.
Rupert will star alongside Dougray Scott and Ed Westwick and Nick Renton will direct.
A description of Rupert’s character, Charlie Cavendish was also a part of the article:
Grint will play the dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh con man, Charlie Cavendish. Scott plays Vic Hill, who continues the con game from inside prison; Westwick plays night club owner Sonny Castillo.
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this week than with this amazing news – it is Rupert birthday week after all 😀