Director Oren Moverman (The Messenger) is officially attached to write and direct an adaptation of James Ellroy’s Rampart. Production Weekly tweeted the great news last Friday that not only would Moverman be handling the adaptation, but he would be re-teaming with his Messenger stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster. Variety now confirms Moverman’s involvement. I’ll let them handle the synopsis:
“Rampart” is focused on a single police officer during the scandal and based on a story by James Ellroy. More than 70 officers were implicated in misconduct including unprovoked shootings, beatings, planting of evidence, framing of suspects, stealing and dealing narcotics, bank robbery, perjury and covering up evidence.
The Messenger is a really solid flick and if you haven’t seen it yet, you should mark your calendar to buy or rent it when it hits DVD and Blu-ray on May 18th.