New images have gone online for Rampart, the new drama from The Messenger director Oren Moverman. The film stars Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop and the story is set against the backdrop of the scandal involving the LAPD’s Rampart Division. Moverman wrote the script with acclaimed crime novelist James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) The impressive cast also includes Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Steve Buscemi, Cynthia Nixon, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, and Ned Beatty.
Hit the jump to check out the images along with the first official synopsis for the film.
Images and synopsis via SierraAffinity [via ThePlaylist]. There’s currently no word on when the film might hit theaters. Last November there was speculation that we could be seeing it in 2011, but The Playlist believes that the film will premiere at Sundance, which is where The Messenger made its debut.
Here’s the official synopsis for Rampart:
The last of the renegade cops, LAPD officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is caught on tape “doing the people’s dirty work” and finds himself at the center of a vicious scandal. The days of being above the law are over. Now a poster boy for police corruption, Dave learns he’s been targeted by cop killers looking for revenge. Nothing is what it seems as Dave descends into the L.A. underworld and exacts his own brand of justice.