Saturday, August 23, 2008

Production Halted On The Sweeney Movie

Fox Searchlight has delayed production on Nick Lowe's big screen adaptation of The Sweeney.

Bosses are unsure that the $16 million remake of the British cult cop series will have international appeal, reports Variety.

Ray Winstone is lined up to play lead character Jack Regan, while soon to be an Inglorius Bastard Michael Fassbender was linked to the role of George Carter.

It is believed that producers are delaying production so they can attract big name stars, which would help sell the film outside the UK.

The original '70s TV show starred John Thaw and Dennis Waterman.