The Sweeney - Trailer
Director Nick LoveYear 2012Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Cockney geezers of the world rejoice as the big screen remake of the seventies police drama The Sweeney is in post-production and will be released in cinemas in mid-September. Ray Winstone stars as Detective Jack Regan whilst Ben Drew, alias rapper Plan B, stars as Detective Sergeant George Carter, the part initially made famous by Dennis Waterman. Despite being parodied numerous times for his tendency to write/perform the theme tunes of may of his shows, Waterman actually didn't write the theme tune to the Sweeney, however no word has been made on whether Shaw (or Waterman) will be making a special appearance on the film's soundtrack.
Not much has been leaked about the possible storyline the film will follow, but be sure to expect plenty of explosions and action as Winstone and Shaw head the elite branch of the London Metropolitan Police Force. With the tagline 'Sometimes you have to ct like a criminal to catch a criminal' expect the two to be investigating the murky depths of the criminal underworld in true Sweeney style. The film also stars Damian Lewis, Steven Mackintosh and Hayley Atwell, who audiences will know from the summer blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger.
Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell, Steven Waddington, Kara Tointon, Allen Leech, Steven Mackintosh, Alan Ford, Paul Anderson, Caroline Chikezie, Allan Corduner and Nick Nevern
Director: Nick Love