Woody Harrelson Boarding Rampart?

For Messenger director Oren Moverman

Woody Harrelson Boarding Rampart?

by James White |
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Considering that the last time Woody Harrelson worked with writer/director Oren Moverman, he nabbed an Oscar nomination, it’s not really shocking that the actor is considering teaming back up with him for crime drama Rampart.

Moverman and Harrelson collaborated on T****he Messenger, and now Production Weekly’s Twitter chatter (picked up by The Playlist) indicates that both Messenger stars Harrelson and Ben Foster are circling the new project.

Written by James Ellroy and originally intended as a Stephen Frears film, Rampart tackles a controversial division of the LAPD which saw officers involved in multiple forms of corruption, from framing suspects, dealing drugs, to robbing banks and covering up the evidence. It’s no surprise that the scandal inspired The Shield on TV.

There’s no word yet on when Moverman will get to make the film (he’s been rumoured for the equally long-gestating Kurt Cobain biopic also), and neither Harrelson nor Foster are signed on. But we hope they do get to shoot it; this is prime fodder for a solid cop drama, and with Ellroy writing, we’re excited to see the result.

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