Magazine article Screen International

The Squad Flies to Buyers

Magazine article Screen International

The Squad Flies to Buyers

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EXCLUSIVE: French remake of The Sweeney, starring Jean Reno, is currently shooting in Paris.

Paris-based sales company SND has been rounding up sales for The Squad starring Jean Reno, the French remake of the UK's cult detective tale.

Following its launch at Toronto, the picture has sold to Japan (Klockworx), Germany (SquareOne Entertainment), Spain (Second Gen Picture), the Czech Republic (AQS) and Freeman Distribution has acquired the film for Poland, Romania, Hungary and the ex-Yugoslavia.

Principal photography began in Paris on October 27 and will continue until mid-December.

Reno plays the lead role of Buren - a tough, old-time Paris detective who is not scared to break rules to solve a case - with support from Caterina Murino, Alban Lenoir and Thierry Neuvic. …

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