Moverman Climbs Ellroy’s “Rampart”

“The Messenger” writer/director Oren Moverman will pen and direct “Rampart” for Lightstream Pictures reports Variety.

Based on a story by James Ellroy, the action follows a single cop against the backdrop of the corruption scandal surrounding anti-gang unit of the LAPD’s Rampart Division in the late 1990s.

Over 70 officers were implicated in misconduct which included unprovoked shootings, beatings, planting of evidence, framing of suspects, stealing and dealing narcotics, bank robbery, perjury and covering up evidence.

Production Weekly hints that ‘Messenger’ co-stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster could join the project. Lawrence Inglee and Paul Currie will produce.