Coming off as a cross between Training Day and episodes of gritty police drama The Shield, Rampart has been generating some Oscar heat for Woody Harrelson in his role as a decidedly dodgy cop. Check out the trailer below.
Harrelson stars as Dave Brown, an LAPD officer whose grasp of justice is a bit loose and light, preferring to play by his own rules rather than strictly stick to the police playbook. A Vietnam veteran with his own code of ethics, his worldview is called into question when he’s caught on tape delivering a violent smackdown to a suspect. But can his uncompromising attitude survive even as his personal life spirals out of control and the investigators close in?
Rampart sees the actor reunited with Oren Moverman, who gave him another solid role in The Messenger. And once again, Moverman’s nabbed a great supporting cast, including Messenger co-star Ben Foster, Ice Cube, Anne Heche, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Cynthia Nixon, Ned Beatty and Steve Buscemi.
America gets the film on November 23, but it’ll arrive over here on February 10, 2012.