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Synopsis

Guy Ritchie's much-anticipated follow-up to his 1998 hit Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels retreads the East End streets of London, this time centring on the diamond district of Hatton Garden.

Ritchie, who also wrote the script, and producer Matthew Vaughn have attracted a stellar cast including Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro, as well as returning Lock, Stock cast members Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones and Jason Flemyng. Columbia TriStar is backing the project, along with the consortium of private investors who backed Lock, Stock, including Xingu Films, the production company of Trudie Styler, wife of rock star Sting.

Snatch tells the story of a diamond deal gone wrong. Del Toro plays a diamond thief and courier who stops in London on his way to making a delivery to his boss in New York, played by Dennis Farina. His love of gambling lands him in trouble with the local unlicensed boxing community, which includes an unreliable Irish gypsy boxer, played by Pitt. And so begins a whirlwind of double-crossing and double-bluffing.

Principal photography took place for six weeks during October and November 1999. Columbia TriStar will release Snatch in September in both the UK and the US before rolling it out internationally.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Director
Guy Ritchie
Music
Jon Murphy.
Dir
Guy Ritchie.
Exec prod
Trudie Styler.
Prod
Matthew Vaughn.
Scr
Guy Ritchie.
DoP
Tim Maurice-Jones.
Prod des
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski.
Ed
John Harris.
Main cast
Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Stephen Graham, Vinnie Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Jason Flemyng, Dennis Farina.
Budget
£6.1m.
Funding
Private sources, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Production Company

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Sales
Company

Columbia TriStar