Monday, April 4, 2011

Plan B to star in The Sweeney remake

Vertigo Films have announced that 2011 Brit Winner, Ben Drew (aka Plan B) has signed up to play George Carter in the upcoming movie The Sweeney, to be directed by Nick Love. Ben will star alongside Ray Winstone, who’ll play Jack Regan in the full-length feature film.

Based on the original ITV cult classic TV show, The Sweeney will be a modernized version of the London Flying Squad. In the original series Regan was played by John Thaw and Carter by Dennis Waterman.

Director and co writer Nick Love states, “I’m very excited about Ben playing Carter – he brings an intelligence and sensitivity that is crucial for The Sweeney.  Ben is also one of the most promising and multi-talented young performers around.  For me, Ray (Winstone) and Ben are the ultimate casting for a character driven action thriller set in London today.”

Ben Drew adds. “It’s a dream come true for me to be in a film with Ray Winstone who is one of my favourite British actors of all time and I’m really excited about working with Nick Love in what I feel will be a challenging role for me to play”. Last year Ben directed his own feature film Ill Manors.

Ray states, “I cant wait to work with Nick Love on The Sweeney, it was an inspired casting to have Ben Drew as George Carter, I’m a huge fan of his. “

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