Winstone Attached to Love’s The Sweeney


The Hollywood Reporter says writer/director Nick Love is moving forward with his adaptation of the 1970s cop show “The Sweeney,” with Ray Winstone attached to star as no-nonsense policeman Jack Regan.

“The Sweeney,” which starred John Thaw, Dennis Waterman and Garfield Morgan, focused on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specializing in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London.

Love is writing a fresh draft of the screenplay.