BREAKING MOVIE/TV NEWS

Friday, August 20, 2010

Winstone Targets "The Sweeney"

Actor Ray Winstone ("Sexy Beast") has now signed on to play the lead role of Officer 'Jack Regan' in a feature film remake of the 1975 UK TV series "The Sweeney".

The original police drama, lensed entirely on film by Thames Television's Euston Films, focused on two members of the 'Flying Squad', a branch of the Metropolitan Police specializing in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London.

The title derives from 'Sweeney Todd', which is Cockney rhyming slang for 'Flying Squad'.

The series previously spun-off the MOW films "Sweeney!" /"Sweeney 2".

Director Nick Love and series creator Ian Kennedy Martin, wrote the new screenplay, aiming for a production start by the end of the year.

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