A whole bunch of Hollywood gentlemen is trying to get a role in "The Sweeney" according to "The Daily Mail". "The Sweeney" will be a big screen version of the 70's British crime drama, and apparently Tom Hardy, Ewan McGregor, Orlando Bloom and Daniel Craig all want a part in it. "The Sweeney" was a British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from "Sweeney Todd", which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad". As it turns out Ray Winstone and Michael Fassbender were previously supposed to play the two main detectives, but apparently Fox wants a bigger name now to star alongside Winstone.
On another front, our favourite Desperate Housewife, the refined beauty Marcia Cross has scored a role in "Bringing Up Bobby" with Milla Jovovich, a directorial debut by Famke Janssen which will follow a European con artist and her 10-year-old son who will try to escape her past and build a better future going through a myriad of adventures until the mother's criminal past catches up with her. Bill Pullman and Marcia Cross will play the parents who adopt the son.
And this is not a casting news but Joe Wright ("Pride and Prejudice", "Atonement", "Hanna") is planning to direct a live-action version of "The Little Mermaid", the famous Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale about beautiful mermaid which leaves her underwater kingdom for the love of a human prince. I'm nominating Emily Blunt for the role :)