Premiering at this year’s Toronto Film Festival is director Werner Herzog’s “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”. While some may have wondered why they needed to make a new “Bad Lieutenant”, after watching this unofficial trailer, I’m sold. Also, while Nicolas Cage has made a few acting choices that I disagree with in the past few years, I’m still a big fan of his work. Here’s hoping a team up with Werner Herzog will be a good one. Anyway, in about a month we’ll know how it turned out. Until then, take a look at a number of new images from the film.
Here’s the synopsis to “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”:
Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage), a homicide detective with the New Orleans Police Department, is promoted to Lieutenant after he saves a prisoner from drowning in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. However, during his heroic act, he severely injures his back and is put on prescription pain medication. A year later, Terence – struggling with his addictions to sex, Vicodin and cocaine – finds himself in the battle to bring down drug dealer Big Fate, who is suspected of massacring an entire family of African immigrants. The film also stars Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Coolidge and Fairuza Balk.