FILMING: On the Costa del Sol

EXTRAS are needed for a US series about British gangsters being filmed on the Costa del Sol. 

Snatch, based on the hit film Snatch. Pigs and Diamonds starring Brad Pitt, chose Spain as its destination following the devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean.

TV bosses were deciding between Barcelona and Malaga, but settled on the British holiday favourite for its favourable weather conditions.

The political situation following the independence fallout is also rumoured to have been a deciding factor, although producer Peter Welter Soler claimed it ‘was not relevant’.

“Barcelona has a large audiovisual market, so the really determining thing has been to show that Malaga has an industry and professionals capable of developing an international production like this,” said the manager of the Malaga production company Fresco Film.

ORIGINAL: Snatch film starring Brad Pitt

The series will be shot for four months starting January 23.

The show, in its second series, stars Rupert Grint, who shot to fame as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise.

His character flees to Malaga with his band of strays where they continue with their scams, robberies and criminal activities.

The ten-episode series will shoot across Marbella, Nerja and the whole coast.


The series is a mix between a thriller and a dark comedy and is based on the cult film Snatch. Pigs and Diamonds by Guy Ritchie, starring Brad Pitt and Benicio del Toro.


ON SET: Marbella and the Costa

The casting of extras has already been announced for the end of this week (Friday 15 and Saturday 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at the Digital Content Hub (Antigua Tabacalera de Málaga).

Producers want a diversity of profiles, although they are especially looking for ‘very marked and singular faces’, from 18 to 70 years old.

In addition, some very specific characters are sought, such as fishermen from Marengo, boxers, crossfit, young girls and people of African and gypsy ethnicity.

The extras will have to be available for filming between January 23 and May 15.

Created by Álex de Rafkoff, it will be released in Crackle, the Sony streaming platform similar to Netflix and Amazon.

Released in the United States last March – it has not yet reached Spain.

The first series saw a group of young swindlers involved in a spiral of violence and crime after robbing a truck loaded with bullion gold.

Along with Rupert Green, the cast includes Luke Pasqualino (‘Skins’) and Ed Westwick (‘Gossip Girl’).