The Messenger trio is at it again with Oren Moverman’s latest feature Rampart. The director of the post-war drama that earned both Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson critical acclaim has once again enlisted their talents. According to Variety, they’ll join the cast of his new film that also features Anne Heche, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Steve Buscemi, and Cynthia Nixon. Everyone wants to work with this guy.
The trade states that Rampart 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.” As someone who lives in Los Angeles, I can tell you from personal experience that the Rampart area looks shady, but who knew it was shady enough to spawn a movie?
Rampart is fully financed and scheduled to begin production on October 25th in (of course) Los Angeles. It will be interesting to see the interaction between all these actors considering the caliber of talent. I don’t know about you but I’m ready to see Sigourney Weaver tackle some material good enough to finally get her an Oscar. Maybe this will be it?
What do you think of the cast of Rampart? Are you excited to see Foster and Harrelson together again?