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OREN MOVERMAN’s ‘RAMPART’ Update: STEVE BUSCEMI, ANNE HECHE, CYNTHIA NIXON, SIGOURNEY WEAVER, And ROBIN WRIGHT Join Cast – Movie Based On Corrupt LAPD Anti-Gang Program Scandal

September 14, 2010

'RAMPART' cast and crew: (from left to right) BEN FOSTER, director OREN MOVERMAN, and WOODY HARRELSON


Source: ComingSoon.net, ComingSoon.net, Wikipedia.org

Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver and Robin Wright have joined Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube and Ben Foster in Oren Moverman’s crime-thriller Rampart.

Set against the backdrop of the scandal within the L.A.P.D. Rampart Division in the late 1990s, the film is the fictional account of a veteran police officer (Harrelson) caught up in the scandal, and his search for redemption. Ice Cube and Foster will also play LAPD officers.

The [Rampart] scandal grew out of severe police misconduct in the late 1990s in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang program including unprovoked shootings, beatings, planting of evidence, framing of suspects, stealing and dealing narcotics, bank robbery, perjury and covering up evidence.

Read more HERE.

The Rampart Scandal is notable in popular culture because at least three Rampart police were found to be on the payroll of hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight of Death Row Records, a convicted felon with known ties to the Bloods gang. Moreover, detective testimony and a wrongful death lawsuit filed on April 16, 2007, holds Rampart CRASH officers Nino Durden, Rafael Pérez and David Mack responsible for the 1997 drive-by murder of multi platinum-selling hip hop recording artist Notorious B.I.G.

Read more on the Rampart Scandal HERE.

The Rampart Scandal was also the inspiration behind the highly acclaimed F/X television series ‘THE SHIELD’ – what THRALL WORLD easily considers the greatest television series ever. Don’t read about it lest you stumble on spoilers – just watch it from beginning to end. You’ll be trounced with the amazingness.

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OREN MOVERMAN’s ‘RAMPART’: WOODY HARRELSON, BEN FOSTER, And ICE CUBE Will Star – Movie Based On Scandal Involving Corrupt LAPD Anti-Gang Program

April 29, 2010

'RAMPART' cast and crew: (from left to right) BEN FOSTER, director OREN MOVERMAN, and WOODY HARRELSON


Source: Variety, ComingSoon.net, Wikipedia.org

Ice Cube has joined Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster to star in Oren Moverman’s police drama “Rampart,” centered on the scandal at the LAPD’s division in the 1990s. [This] Project reunites Harrelson and Foster with Moverman, who directed them in “The Messenger,” his helming debut.

Harrelson’s set to portray the lead character, an LAPD officer on a redemptive journey as he finds himself embroiled in scandal. Ice Cube and Foster will also play LAPD officers.

The [Rampart] scandal grew out of severe police misconduct in the late 1990s in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang program including unprovoked shootings, beatings, planting of evidence, framing of suspects, stealing and dealing narcotics, bank robbery, perjury and covering up evidence.

Read more HERE.

The Rampart Scandal is notable in popular culture because at least three Rampart police were found to be on the payroll of hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight of Death Row Records, a convicted felon with known ties to the Bloods gang. Moreover, detective testimony and a wrongful death lawsuit filed on April 16, 2007, holds Rampart CRASH officers Nino Durden, Rafael Pérez and David Mack responsible for the 1997 drive-by murder of multi platinum-selling hip hop recording artist Notorious B.I.G.

Read more on the Rampart Scandal HERE.

The Rampart Scandal was also the inspiration behind the highly acclaimed F/X television series ‘THE SHIELD’ – what THRALL WORLD easily considers the greatest television series ever conceived. Don’t read about it lest you stumble on spoilers – just watch it from beginning to end. You’ll be trounced with the amazingness.

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‘THE WARRIORS’ Remake: Director TONY SCOTT Reveals Film To Be Set In Los Angeles, More In New Interviews

June 12, 2009

'THE WARRIORS' Movie Poster

'THE WARRIORS' Movie Poster


Source: CinemaBlend.com, ComingSoon.net

“Retooling is a good word, it’s not a remake… I’m shooting in present day L.A.”

Also:

“…the Crips, the Bloods, and I met with all the gang members, and they all said, ‘If you get this movie on’–because ‘The Warriors’ is their favorite movie–’We’ll all stand on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, 100,000 gang members for the beginning of the movie and we’ll sign a treaty and we’ll be there.”

Read more HERE and HERE.



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