Val Kilmer will star opposite Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes in the remake of the 1992 Abel Ferrara ”Bad Lieutenant” film that starred Harvey Keitel.
Rapper/actor Xzibit, Vondie Curtis Hall, Jennifer Coolidge, Fairuza Balk, Brad Dourif and Shawn Hatosy have also signed up for the Werner Herzog‘s ”Bad Lieutenant.”
Nicolas Cage is set to play the lead character, a cop who lives on the edge. Kilmer will play Cage’s police partner, while Xzibit will play a criminal dubbed Big Fade.
From a script by William Finkelstein, Werner Herzog will direct the remake while Nu Image/Millenium Films are financing the picture.
The movie is scheduled to begin shooting later this summer.
Val Kilmer has also joined the cast of indie film ”Silver Cord.”
Shane West has also signed to appear in the movie, alongside Cam Gigandet, Arielle Kebbel and Eric Balfour.
The film revolves around a young man who has an out of body experience after being separated from the love of his life.
The silver cord which connects his soul with his body breaks and he is believed to be dead.
His friends then have less than 24 hours to save his soul before his body is cremated.
The director James Ordonez co-wrote the script with Ken Gord of ”Silver Cord.”
The story was inspired by James Ordonez’s brother, who came back to life after being declared clinically dead on a number of occasions. He finally died in 2004.