Kilmer, Xzibit recruited for "Bad Lieutenant"

Thu Jul 3, 2008 12:52am EDT
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By Gregg Goldstein

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Val Kilmer and Xzibit are about to have a "Bad" trip.

They're set to join Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendez in Werner Herzog's cop drama "Bad Lieutenant," an update of Abel Ferrara's 1992 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 Kilmer as the partner of Cage's crooked cop and Xzibit as a villain.

"Lieutenant" will likely capture the spirit of the original, with the protagonist's drug intake, his accepting sexual favors as bribes and other elements that endeared so many to Ferrara's version.

Filming is set to begin later in the summer.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Actor Val Kilmer, who portrayed lead singer Jim Morrison in the film "The Doors," arrives for the 15th anniversary of the picture in Hollywood, California December 6, 2006. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>