Cast Update Bad Lieutenant July 3, 2008 Cast Update for the Werner Herzog-directed remake of the 1992 Abel Ferrara cult hit. Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie Curtis Hall, Shawn Hatosy, Denzel Whitaker and Xzibit are joining Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes in Werner Herzog’s cop drama Bad Lieutenant. Shea Wigham, Katie Chonacas (Righteous Kill) and Brad Dourif also are among those who will appear in the update of Abel Ferrara’s cult classic. The original followed the depraved adventures of a corrupt policeman (Harvey Keitel) investigating the rape of a nun. The new film will feature Cage as the titular crooked cop and capture the spirit of the original, with the protagonist’s drug intake, accepting sexual favours as bribes and other elements that endeared so many to the 1992 version. The new film will feature Kilmer as Cage’s partner, while Xzibit will play a villain. The original’s producer, Edward R. Pressman, will produce the new version with Stephen Belafonte, Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky. Billy Finkelstein wrote the screenplay, loosely based on Ferrara and Zoe Lund’s script. Filming is set to begin later in the summer. EXTRAs: In late 2005, during an interview with BBC journalist Mark Kermode regarding Grizzly Man (2005), a sniper opened fire on them with an air rifle. Kermode panicked when Herzog calmly said, “Someone is shooting at us.” One of the pellets then hit Herzog. An unmoved Herzog insisted on continuing the interview.