Hollywood star Daniel Craig is one of the top names under
consideration to play the role of Jack Regan in the movie remake of
1970s television police drama 'The Sweeney".
The James Bond star is competing with the top actors like
Orlando Bloom, Tom Hardy and Ewan McGregor. All of them have shown
an interest to play the role in the film adaptation of ITV's
classic 1970s show.
The role of George Carter, the sidekick of Regan, will be played
by actor Ray Winstone. John Thaw played the role of Regan in the
According to a source, “The tone of the movie will change
depending on the selection of one actor from the four interested
actors to play the tough cop. 'The Sweeney" may turn bigger than
the original TV show with the right selection of the cast."
The producers of the film are trying to earn from the reputation
of recent police dramas like Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars etc. The
shooting for the film is slated to start at the end of this
British director Nick Love and Ian Kennedy Martin, the original
creator of the ITV series, have written the script of the
In the original TV series, there were two members of the Flying
Squad. There was a branch of the Metropolitan Police, who were
specializing in dealing with armed robbery and violent crime in
Finally, the selection of the person who gets to play the role
will be an interesting fact to watch!