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Plan B joins cast of The Sweeney

Published 04/04/2011 | 12:02

Ben Drew, aka Plan B, will star in the big screen version of The Sweeney
Ben Drew, aka Plan B, will star in the big screen version of The Sweeney

Plan B has signed up to star alongside Ray Winstone in the upcoming film version of The Sweeney.

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The Brit-winning rapper - whose real name is Ben Drew - said it was a "dream come true" to act with Ray in the movie, based on the hit ITV police series.

Directed by Nick Love and set in present day England, The Sweeney will follow London Flying Squad detectives George Carter (originally played by Dennis Waterman), Jack Regan, (originally played by John Thaw) and their team.

Plan B said: "It's a dream come true for me to be in a film with Ray Winstone, who is one of my favourite British actors of all time, and I'm really excited about working with Nick Love in what I feel will be a challenging role for me to play."

Ray was also full of praise for his multi-talented co-star.

"It was an inspired casting to have Ben Drew as George Carter, I'm a huge fan of his," he added.

Filming is set to start in autumn.

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