His Musketeering days as D’Artagnan may be over, but Luke Pasqualino won’t be off out screens for long. He’s now been confirmed for a lead role in Snatch, the TV version of the 200o Guy Ritchie-directed film that starred Jason Statham and Brad Pitt.
Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) and Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove) have also been cast in the series which will debut on Sony’s streaming network Crackle.
Pasqualino will play Albert Hill alongside Grint as Charlie Cavendish with Laviscount as Billy “F**kin” Ayers, a handsome, aggressive and stubborn boxer. Scott plays Albert’s father, Vic. Inspired by a real-life heist in London, Snatch centres on a group of twentysomething, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organised crime.
The first season will be 10 episodes long and production begins next week in Manchester for a 2017 premiere. Series creator and head writer is Alex De Rakoff who comes from a largely videogame background (Grand Theft Auto 2, Need For Speed: The Run).