Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, and Robin Wright have joined Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in Oren Moverman’s upcoming cop drama Rampart. The story is “Set against the backdrop of the scandal within the L.A.P.D. Rampart Division in the late 1990s and is the fictional account of a veteran police officer (Harrelson) caught up in the scandal, and his search for redemption.” Variety also reports that the film is now fully financed and is set to begin shooting October 25th in Los Angeles.
If you saw Moverman’s first film, The Messenger (which also starred Harrelson and Foster), then you’re probably excited to see what he’s going to do this time out, especially since he’s working from a script he co-wrote with James Ellroy. Harrelson and Foster leading the pic was already great news, but when you throw actors like Buscemi and Weaver into the mix you have the makings of a powerhouse ensemble.