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 original show.
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 year.
British director Nick Love and Ian Kennedy Martin, the original creator of the ITV series, have written the script of the movie.
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 London.
Finally, the selection of the person who gets to play the role will be an interesting fact to watch!