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Director Nick Love (The Football Factory, The Firm) updates the popular 70’s police drama, The Sweeney. Rugged British actor Ray Winstone steps into the role of Flying Squad detective Jack Regan (the title derives from ‘Sweeney Todd’ which is Cockney rhyming slang for ‘flying squad.’) Ben Drew (aka. Plan B) takes on the key role of Regan’s sidekick, Detective George Carter and the pair seems to have retained the wideboy antics of the maverick Flying Squad police officers as they chase down criminals and defy the rules of their by-the-book bosses.
There’s an exciting cast to go alongside the latter with Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Damien Lewis (Homeland) also starring in the upcoming movie. The original 70’s TV version was based out of a London police station, in the 2012 film the squad is based out of a high tech skyscraper office with scenes shot across a number of London locations, cinematography by Simon Dennis.
The Sweeney is released into cinemas on September 12th 2012.