Weaver, Buscemi, Heche Climb The “Rampart”

Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon and Robin Wright are all signed on to star in the thriller “Rampart” for Lightstream Pictures and Amalgam Features 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.

The group join the already cast Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube and Ben Foster. “The Messenger” writer/director Oren Moverman will pen and direct.

Foster, Lawrence Inglee and Paul Currie will produce. Shooting kicks off October 25th in Los Angeles.