Director Oren Moverman is reuniting his dream team of Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster from last year’s The Messenger for writer James Ellroy’s new project. Although Moverman was previously in talks to helm a biopic based on the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, he’s moved on to Rampart, a cop drama based on a script by Ellroy.
According to Cinematical, the film will be inspired by the LAPD Rampart Scandal that took place in the late 90′s. Back in the day it was a huge farce that got plenty of media coverage. Not only did the story document one of the largest cases of police corruption but it was also the source material for the hit FX series “The Shield.” Ellroy had the following to say about his newest creation:
“Rampart is another of these misperceived criminal conspiracies. It’s really the story of a handful of rogue, criminal cops who ratted out a wider number of untainted cops to save their own skins.”
Ellroy has a serious background writing crime dramas having worked on LA Confidential and The Black Dahlia. We can’t wait to see how his newest project compares to the rest of the films on his resume.
Are you anxious to see Rampart? Who else should star in this film?