Poor old Rupert Grint. While his Harry Potter co-stars have gone on to appear in a variety of different films, somehow the actor behind Ron Weasley has ended up missing out on similar opportunities.
Now, though, Grint’s landed his own series – an adaptation of Guy Ritchie’s 2001 crime comedy, Snatch.
The new show will be ten episodes long, and will premiere on Crackle, Sony’s proprietary ad-funded online streaming service.
In an official statement, Crackle announced that their version of Snatch will aim to “carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, while creating a new world born from the original movie”.
As part of this, Rupert Grint won’t be playing a character that appeared in the original movie, but will instead play Charlie Cavendish, who is described as a “frustratingly chaotic” character.
The original Snatch starred Brad Pitt alongside Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones, and told the story of a clash between an underground illegal boxing circuit and a high-stakes jewel theft.
The movie isn’t the most fondly remembered of Guy Ritchie’s works, but with a respectable 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, it could have fared a lot worse.
With any luck, Rupert Grint will be able to breathe a little magic into the franchise and create a drama series worth watching. In many ways, this is the perfect marriage of two down-and-out Hollywood properties, as Grint looks to revitalize his career, and Snatch gets another opportunity to grab audience attention.