Val Kilmer, Xzibit join 'Bad' update
Cast lining up for Werner Herzog's cop dramaVal Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie Curtis Hall, Shawn Hatosy, Denzel Whitaker and Xzibit are about to have a "Bad" trip.
They're set to join Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendez in Werner Herzog's cop drama "Bad Lieutenant." Shea Wigham, Katie Chonacas ("Righteous Kill") and Brad Dourif also are among those who will appear in the update of Abel Ferrara's cult classic.
The original followed the depraved adventures of a corrupt policeman (Harvey Keitel) investigating the rape of a nun. The new film will feature Cage as the titular crooked cop and capture the spirit of the original, with the protagonist's drug intake, accepting sexual favors as bribes and other elements that endeared so many to the 1992 version.
The new film will feature Kilmer as Cage's partner, while Xzibit will play a villain.
The original's producer, Edward R. Pressman, will produce the new version with Stephen Belafonte, Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky. Billy Finkelstein wrote the screenplay, loosely based on Ferrara and Zoe Lund's script.
Nu Image/Millennium's project will feature the company's Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson as exec producers, along with Elliot Rosenblatt and Alessandro Camon. Randall Emmett and Cage's Saturn Films also produce. Filming is set to begin later in the summer.
Kilmer is repped by ICM and Affirmative. Balk is repped by Innovative and Untitled. Coolidge is repped by Gersh. Curtis Hall is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts. Hatosy is repped by IFA and MEE. Whitaker is repped by WMA. Xzibit is repped by Paradigm and Management 360. Wigham is repped by Principal Management. Chonacas is repped by Holder Management. Dourif is repped by Innovative.