FROM DWARF TO ACTION STAR - WINSTONE'S 'THE SWEENEY' IS A TOP ACTION MOVIE TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2012
When you hear the names Schwarzenneger, Stallone, Van Damme you think action star - but SWATH dwarf Ray Winstone? Well, according to Movie Reviews UK, The Sweeney is 1 of the Top 5 action movies to look forward to in 2012.
By rights this spot should probably be reserved for something like Steven Soderbergh’s stylish Haywire, a proper big-name action flick currently doing the press rounds before its end of the month release, but we, probably unwisely, are awarding it to The Sweeney. A risky pick for a few reasons, not least of which being that 70s TV shows don’t always come up smelling of roses after their big screen transfer (see Starsky and Hutch, Dukes of Hazzard), but we just can’t resist the idea of Ray Winstone swaggering around in a kipper tie as Regan telling babbling brooks they’re nicked. Frankly, who could?
From director Nick Love, who brought us a surprisingly acceptable remake of The Firm in 2009, The Sweeney comes out on September 21st in the UK. All together now, “Get your trousers on, you’re nicked!”
The Sweeney will boast two SWATHERS. Jess Liaudin who plays a 'Shadow Army Soldier 'in SWATH, will be in the film. In an earlier post, Liaudin tweeted a photo of them on set (above).
See more photos of Winstone on set wielding a gun on a boat and around cars here. It does look like it will be an action-packed film.
The Sweeney will open in the UK September 21st. No U.S. release date is available to date.