‘Harry Potter’ Alum Rupert Grint Is Leaving The Wizarding World Behind For A New TV Role

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Mark your calendars, Harry Potter fans— Rupert Grint has just signed on to star in the upcoming heist series, Snatch!

Deadline reports that Grint is set to star and executive produce the brand-new series based on the film of the same name which came out in 2000.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the original film starred Jason Statham and Brad Pitt and centered around a group of guys fighting to track down a priceless stolen diamond. In contrast, the TV series will center around a group of up-and-coming hustlers who discover a truck of stolen gold bullion. Their discovery ultimately becomes the reason they find themselves tied up in the world of organized crime in London.

Grint will play Charlie Cavendish a 20-someting described as a “posh con man.” He’ll also be joined by Fear The Walking Dead star, Dougray Scott, and Gossip Girl alum Ed Westwick. Scott is set to play an inmate involved in the con business from behind bars, while Westwick has been cast as a night club owner.

Snatch is set to being production on season 1 in Manchester, England next week. The series, which is set to air on Sony’s brand new streaming network, Crackle, is expected to premiere sometime in 2017.

Given the stellar cast attached, this is one new series we’ll definitely be checking out when it premieres!

Are you excited to see Rupert Grint star opposite Ed Westwick and Dougray Scott in Snatch? Let us know in the comments below!

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