There is an ugly parallel between the early seconds of the trailer for Rampart and the current plague of police misconduct and, yes, brutality that we’re seeing in footage from various Occupy protests nationwide. It’s timely, I suppose, but also a little distressing.
Nonetheless, I’m extremely excited about Rampart. It’s a starring turn by Woody Harrelson, and he looks like an absolute monster in it. The supporting cast — Sigourney Weaver, Ben Foster, Robin Wright, Ned Beatty, Anne Heche, and Steve Buscemi — is also excellent. It’s a screenplay written by one of my all-time favorite writers, James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential), directed by Oren Moverman (The Messenger).
Basically, it has all the ingredients to make it absolutely amazing, and from what I’ve heard, Harrelson is brutal and amazing in it. Watch the trailer:
I mean, even Ice Cube looks good in this.