Director Oren Moverman follows up his 2009 war film The Messenger with Rampart. This time Woody Harrelson takes the center stage as a corrupt cop while Ben Foster adds some much needed scum in what looks like a supporting role. The trailer for Rampart looks like it has its heart in the right place, but something about it makes it feel a tad on the been there done that side.
If anything can make this movie something worth watching it would be Woody Harrelson. He looks to be fully embracing the bad ass, troubled cop without hesitation while Ice Cube, Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver and Robin Wright provide the usual goods in minor roles.
Rampart opens in limited release on November 23rd with a wide release planned for January.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.