Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Nicolas Cage to star in 'Bad Lieutenant'

By Gregg Goldstein

Nicolas Cage to star in 'Bad Lieutenant'
Werner Herzog to helm the remake of the 1992 cult classic

May 13, 2008, 04:59 PM

CANNES -- Nicolas Cage will star in Werner Herzog's remake of the
1992 cult classic "Bad Lieutenant" for financier Nu Image /
Millennium Films.

Pressman Film Corp. will produce the new version of its original Abel
Ferrara NC-17 film about a drug- and sex-addicted corrupt cop. Cage
takes the role originated by Harvey Keitel, with TV police show
writer Billy Finkelstein scripting. Production begins in July, with
exec producer Avi Lerner promising it will deliver as much filth as
the original.

Ed Pressman and Stephen Belafonte will produce. Nu Image/Millennium' s
Danny Dimbort, Lerner, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson will executive
producer with Elliot Rosenblatt, Alessandro Camon and Randall Emmet.

Herzog, who follows up the film with Focus Features' "The Piano
Tuner" later this year, is repped by Gersh. Cage is repped by CAA.
Nicolas Cage to star in 'Bad Lieutenant'
Werner Herzog to helm the remake of the 1992 cult classic.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This item was snagged from an e-mail so I don't know what publication in which to assign credit. Please forgive this transgression.
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