Snatch is getting a remake with Harry Potter star Rupert Grint

Hopefully it's better than the Lock, Stock TV series.

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The originals Brad Pitt lines up with the cast of Snatch. Image Picture Sony

If there’s one truth in life, it’s that everything you’ve ever known and loved is going to get remade.

Ghostbusters, Scarface, all of these cinematic disasters… now it’s the turn of Guy Ritchie’s Snatch to get dusted off and redone for a new audience.

This is going to be a little different, though. Snatch 2.0 will be going straight to TV – more specifically streaming, finding a home on Sony’s on-demand network Crackle in 2017.

According to Deadline, the ten-part TV version will “carry the spirit of the setting in the film, while creating a new world with new characters”.

Don’t expect Brad Pitt, Jason Statham or Benicio del Toro to turn up, a new cast is in place comprised of the eclectic trio Rupert Grint, Dougray Scott and Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick.

Harry Potter’s Grint will reportedly play a “frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh con man” character called Charlie Cavendish.

Grint hasn’t been seen in a major film or TV role since leaving the end of the Harry Potter franchise in 2011.

His biggest success has come on stage, where he bagged a newcomer of the year award for his West End debut in Mojo in 2014.

More recently he’s been on Broadway in It’s Only A Play with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.

Snatch will be Grint’s first small screen role, and he’ll be hoping it’s a lot better than the Lock, Stock TV series (remember that?!) from back in 2000.

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