Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig, Ewan McGregor battling for ‘The Sweeney’ role?

Top British actors are after John Thaw and Dennis Waterman's parts in film remake

Four of the UK’s top leading men are reportedly vying for the lead role in a film version of The Sweeney.

Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig and Orlando Bloom are all interested in co-starring opposite Ray Winstone, who is still attached to the project, reports The Playlist.

The film is a remake of the 1970s British TV police drama starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman.

It will be directed by Nick Love (The Firm, The Football Factory), who wrote the script with original series writer Ian Kennedy Martin.