Kilmer, others have 'Bad' things in store


Val 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 and Brad Dourif also will appear in the update of Abel Ferrara's cult classic.

The original followed a corrupt policeman (Harvey Keitel) investigating the rape of a nun. The new film will feature Kilmer as the partner of Cage's crooked cop, while Xzibit will play a villain. It likely will capture the spirit of the original, with the protagonist's drug intake, accepting sexual favors as bribes and other elements.

The original's producer, Edward R. Pressman, will produce with Stephen Belafonte, Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky. Billy Finkelstein wrote the screenplay, loosely based on Ferrara and Zoe Lund's script. Randall Emmett and Cage's Saturn Films also produce. Filming is set to begin in the summer. (partialdiff)