Ray Winstone & Ben Drew Ready to Kick Ass on 'The Sweeney' Poster

May 21, 2012
Source: HeyUGuys

The Sweeney

Though we're not exactly familiar with the source material, when the first trailer for the adaptation of the British TV series The Sweeney showed up, our interest was somewhat piqued. Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (aka rapper Plan B) lead the film as Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Detective Sergeant George Carter respectively, two members of the "Flying Squad," a branch of the Metropolitan Police specializing in armed robbery and violent crime in London. Now the two are front and center in leather jackets and wielding guns in the first UK quad poster for the film that also stars Hayley Atwell and Damian Lewis.

Here's the first poster for Nick Love's adaptation of The Sweeney from HeyUGuys:

The Sweeney - UK Quad Poster

Nick Love (The Football Factory) directed The Sweeney and co-wrote the screenplay with John Hodge (Trainspotting, The Beach) based on 1970's British TV series of the same name. Ray Wintsone and Ben Drew (aka rapper Plan B) play Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Detective Sergeant George Carter respectively, two members of the "Flying Squad," a branch of the police specializing in armed robbery and violent crime in London. The film hits the UK on September 21st, but doesn't yet have a US release date.

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  • Ehsan Davodi
    I'm not fan of this cast & crew but very interesting poster I know Britain can't compete with holleywood but they had own style, if they adhere to their nature they can deliver us something special, something worth, some piece of brilliant cinema, a diamond , a gorgeus beautiful masterful art, a fresh air , a breath , yes they can but first must want
    • Normstar2k
      Britain can't compete with Hollywood? I've got three words for you...Harry Fucking Potter. Recognise.
  • Wasn't this the movie the gents at Top Gear supposedly "help" with the car chases? lol
  • From the director that brought us The Football Factory and The Firm. Safe to say this will blow.
  • Rain Spider
    When I first saw that poster, I thought it was Tom Hardy. 
  • sleepykid
    Looks as awful as the trailer. Very straight to DVD. Oh, and the real Jack Regan (John Thaw) would've sorted out this pair of slags very easily.
  • norm
    Ha, thought that was the girl from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo...
  • Chris Amaya
    I wonder if they used any of the footage Jeremy Clarkson shot? It's a given they won't use any of what Richard shot. Hahahaha! Although the cut that was put together at the end of the episode was pretty intense, even though Richards parts were absolutely ridiculous lol.
  • It's never going to make it to middle america where i currently reside!!! thank goodness for DVD's but Im sure it will be nothing like the original. I do love Ray Winstone and Ben Drew though. Ben Drew got he arse well and truly kicked in "Harry Brown" but was pretty good.




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