British Thriller ‘The Sweeney’ Gets A Trailer [Video]

British action thriller The Sweeney just debuted its first official trailer online. You can watch it below.

The Sweeney is described as an “exhilarating action thriller” about the Sweeney Flying Squad who use criminal methods in order to dispense justice and enforce the law.

Here’s the official synopsis of The Sweeney:

“Tearing up the streets of London, THE SWEENEY is a stylish, exhilarating action thriller proving sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal. Armed and dangerous, the Sweeney Flying Squad are old school crime fighters enforcing the law. Led by legendary detective Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and his loyal partner George Carter (Ben Drew), they have their own unique way of operating and always get results. With a bank heist in progress and his old enemy making a reappearance on the London crime scene, Regan will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even defying orders from his no-nonsense boss (Damian Lewis).”

Directed by Nick Love, The Sweeney stars Ray Winstone (The Departed), Damian Lewis (Homeland), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Ben Drew.

The Sweeney is based on the 1970s British police drama of the same name, which followed two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metro Police that specializes in armed robbery and violent crime in London.

The Sweeney hits theaters March 1, 2013. You can check out the official website (actually a Facebook page) here, or watch the trailer for yourself below: