London-based finance and production company Embargo Films has come on board its third feature, The Sweeney.
Nick Love directs and co-wrote with John Hodge (Trainspotting), based on the iconic 1970s TV show.
Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (aka Plan B) will star.
Embargo is led by director Barnaby Southcombe [pictured] and producers Felix Vossen and Christopher Simon; the team also includes head of development Jan Pearson, head of marketing and distribution Laura Phillips and associate producer Nuala O’Leary.
Exponential Media Group backs Embargo, which has also worked on Southcombe’s I, Anna starring Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne and Hayley Atwell, as well as another project with Vertigo, Luis Prieto’s English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher.
Felix Vossen said in a statement, “With our third film about to go into production, this first year for Embargo has gone better than we dared to hope, both creatively with the films that we have been able to produce and finance, and in building the company. Looking towards next year, we will be working to move the next phase of projects we have in development into production, and to continue our collaboration with Exponential Media to identify additional co-production and funding opportunities.”