'Rampart' Will Wage One-Week Awards Qualifying Run on Nov. 23

"Rampart"
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After seeing the film in Toronto, Lyanga knew she had to have it for the fest because the cop drama, directed by Oren Moverman, "is a real L.A. story, modern L.A. noir with a searing performance from Woody Harrelson."

Oren Moverman's Rampart, starring Woody Harrelson, will wage a one-week awards-qualifying run in Los Angeles on Nov. 23, in time for the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Millennium Entertainment has set Jan. 27 as the movie's official release date.

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From a script by Moverman and James Ellroy, Rampart follows a cop whose life and career spiral downward as he gets caught up in a department-wide corruption scandal.

Rampart also stars Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube, Ben Foster and Steve Buscemi, among others.

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Producers are Lawrence Inglee, Clark Peterson, Ben Foster and Ken Kao. Michael DeFranco executive produced.

Once a movie launches in a qualifying run, distributors can send out screeners to various award voters.