The role of George Carter, Regan's sidekick, is going to be played by actor Ray Winstone. John Thaw handled the role of Regan in the original show.
"The tone of the movie will change depending on the selection of one actor from the four interested actors to play the tough cop. The Sweeney may turn bigger than the original TV show with the right selection of the cast." An unnamed source reports
The Sweeney is set to start production at the end of this year.
British director Nick Love and Ian Kennedy Martin, the original creator of the ITV series, penned the script for the movie.
In the original show, there were two members of the squad. Also, there was a branch of the Metropolitan Police, who specialized in dealing with armed robbery as well as other violent crime in London.