Eva Mendes to Star in The Bad Lieutenant

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Eva Mendes is in negotiations to reunite with her Ghost Rider co-star Nicolas Cage in the Werner Herzog-directed reimagining of Bad Lieutenant for Nu Image/Millennium Films, reports Variety.

The 1992 original film starred Harvey Keitel as a corrupt cop investigating a nun’s rape. It was produced by Edward R. Pressman and directed by Abel Ferrara from a screenplay by Ferrara and Zoe Lund.

Billy Finkelstein wrote the updated version, and Pressman is producing alongside Stephen Belafonte. Alan and Gabe Polsky also produce.

Filming will begin in late summer.

Nu Image/Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson are exec producing with Elliot Rosenblatt and Alessandro Camon. Randall Emmett and Cage’s Saturn Films also produce.

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