Ben Drew Scores “The Sweeney” Lead

Ben Drew, aka, rap act Plan B, will star opposite Ray Winstone in the film adaptation of cult 1970s British cop show “The Sweeney” for Vertigo Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

John Thaw and Dennis Waterman starred in the original series as Jack Regan and George Carter, members of a London police unit dedicated to fighting violent crime. With salty dialogue and tough action scenes, it invented the blueprint for gritty UK cop dramas.

Winstone has long been attached to star as Regan. Shooting on the film kicks off in the Fall under the helm of writer-director Nick Love.