Val Kilmer and rapper Xzibit will join Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes in a remake of “Bad Lieutenant.”
Industry magazine Variety reports that Val Kilmer and rapper Xzibit will join Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes in a remake of the Abel Ferrara-directed cult film, Bad Lieutenant.
Werner Herzog is directing and Nu Image/Millennium Films is financing.
Cage is set to play the eponymous police lieutenant, and Kilmer will play his partner.
Herzog’s version will be a re-imagining of the original film, with Xzibit playing Cage’s nemesis, Big Fade.
According to Variety, Edward R. Pressman is producing with Alan and Gabe Polsky, Stephen Belafonte, Emmett/Furla’s Randall Emmett and Cage’s Saturn Films.
In the original film, Harvey Keitel played the Bad Lieutenant, a corrupt and drug-addicted police officer that attempts to seek redemption.
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