Nicolas Cage will star in an updated version of 1992’s The Bad Lieutenant with Werner Herzog directing, Edward R. Pressman producing and Avi Lerner’s Nu Image/Millenium Films financing, reports Variety.
The original film, also produced by Pressman, starred Harvey Keitel and was directed by Abel Ferrara from a screenplay by Ferrara and Zoe Lund. That film received an NC-17 rating with the depraved title character heavily involved in drugs, gambling, sex and stealing while a New York police officer.
The new script’s written by Billy Finkelstein, a TV writer with credits on “Murder One,” “Law & Order” and “NYPD Blue.”
Production will start in late summer.