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Friday, 22 August 2008

We're The Sweeney son, and we haven't had any dinner, so unless you want a kickin'...

Fox Searchlight has halted production on "The Sweeney", a film adaptation of the classic British series, fearing the film will disentergare upon release everywhere but the U.K due to the lack of an A-list star.

Though the studio were circling Ray Winstone ("The Departed") and the up-and-coming Michael Fassbender ("Inglorious Bastards") for the lead roles, they quickly came to the realization that a bigger name was going to be needed if they wanted the film to actually last more than a week in theaters.

Rather than continue with pre-production in the hopes of nabbing a big name at the last minute, the powers-that-be mutually agreed to step back and wait. They are still hoping to go into production next year. Cult writer-director Nick Love remains attached to direct.
Variety has more


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