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Exclusive Interview: 'Rampart' Director Oren Moverman, Part 1

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After making waves and scoring two Oscar nominations for his 2009 drama The Messenger, director Oren Moverman's follow-up, the police drama Rampart, came together relatively quickly.

Based around an original screenplay by one of of L.A.'s most respected crime-writers, James Ellroy, Rampart also stars Woody Harrelson, this time playing police officer Dave Brown, who has already been under investigation for his part in the Rampart scandal when he's caught on camera severely beating a fleeing suspect. As much as it's about Dave's questionable police tactics, it also follows Dave's relationship with his ex-wives who just happen to be sisters (Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon), his rebellious teen daughter (Brie Larson) and other women he meets in bars, including a lawyer he gets serious with, played by Robin Wright. The film also reunites Moverman and Harrelson with The Messenger star Ben Foster (this time co-producing) and is rounded out by an impressive cast that includes Ned Beatty, Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver, Stella Schnabel and Ice Cube.

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alycakes3419d ago

I had no idea that this was based on a real scandal in LA's police department. This is going to be one of Woody's best performances and I agree that he just doesn't get enough credit for his acting.