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Nick Love, Vertigo plan sequel to The Sweeney

EXCLUSIVE: Director Nick Love has revealed plans to make a sequel to Vertigo’s big-screen version of The Sweeney, which is currently in production.

Love has just finished shooting Vertigo’s modern retelling of the iconic 1970s British TV series, which sees Winstone and Ben Drew (aka Plan B) taking on the roles of Carter and Regan, made famous by John Thaw and Dennis Waterman.

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The Football Factory director is in talks with Winstone and Drew to make a sequel which would be more international in flavour and could be a prequel story charting how Regan and Carter met.

The sequel would be produced by Vertigo Films [which Love co-founded], who are currently gearing up to shoot film musical Walking On Sunshine in July this year, with casting expected to be announced shortly.

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