A restricted clip from Werner Herzog‘s the upcoming Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, which stars Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Xzibit and Fairuza Balk among others, has been released. Check it out below.
Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs – while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon.
Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves (Eva Mendes). Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous.
Abel Ferrera directed and co-wrote the 1992 original, which earned Harvey Keitel an Independent Spirit Award for his performance as a drug-addled, gambling sex addict who investigates the rape of a nun.
The film already appeared at the Toronto and Venice film festivals is set to hit theaters on November 20th 2009 in limited release.