Plan B has signed up for one of the lead roles in a movie remake of The Sweeney.
The singer – real name Ben Drew – will star as Detective Sergeant George Carter, a role which was made famous by Dennis Waterman in the original 1970s cop show.
Drew told The Sun that starring alongside Ray Winstone – who is set to play his Flying Squad boss DI Jack Regan – is a “dream come true”.
He also praised director Nick Love, who is known for his work on films such as The Football Factory and The Business.
“He [Winstone] is one of my favourite British actors of all time. I’m really excited about working with Nick Love in what I feel will be a challenging role for me to play,” Drew commented.
The Sweeney is expected to hit cinema screens in summer 2012.
Plan B has also been in the director’s chair in recent months– he began shooting his first full-length feature film Ill Manors last September.
He recently told NME that he expects to release the movie in January 2012.