How can you go wrong with Ray Winstone as a total badass? You’d have to do absolutely everything in your power to ruin it, and fortunately it doesn’t look like director Nick Love does that in “The Sweeney”. Or at least, it doesn’t look like he FUBARs things in the two trailers for the film that I’ve seen so far. Here’s the latest one, which really piles on the gunplay and action.
The film stars Winstone as Jack Regan, a hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London’s Metropolitan police, whose unit pursues a gang of murderous criminals. The movie is apparently based on a ’70s UK show of the same name, though I’ve never seen it, and I’m doubtful it’s as hardcore as the big-screen movie version. Look for “The Sweeney” to hit the States. This kind of badassery just can’t be contained to one continent.
The film co-stars Hayley Atwell (“Captain America”), “Homeleand’s” Damian Lewis, Ben Drew, along with Steven Mackintosh, Paul Anderson, Allen Leech, Alan Ford, and Steven Waddington.
The UK gets it on September 12, 2012. No word on a Stateside release date yet. Fingers crossed.