On October 20th, 2010, Variety Magazine publicized that Universal Studios had bought the film rights to Sweep. Robert Nelson Jacobs (Chocolat) has been tapped to write the screenplay. It will be produced by Alloy Entertainment (who co-own the copyrights with Cate Tiernan) and Vince Vaughn's Wild West Picture show Productions. Vaughn's sister Victoria will oversee production.
However, in October 2013, Cate Tiernan posted on Facebook, "Universal Studios has decided not to go ahead with the Sweep movie, after three years in development."