Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Robin Wright And Others Join Crime Thriller ‘Rampart’

Last year saw the release of an powerful flick from out of Sundance, Oren Moverman’s directorial debut, “The Messenger.” Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster starred as modern-day U.S. soldiers based at home and tasked with delivering death notices to next of kin. Moverman is reuniting with Harrelson and Foster for his follow-up effort, the crime thriller “Rampart,” which also stars Ice Cube.

Today brings some super-sized casting news. A whopping five actors have been added to the mix, a not-unexpected development since shooting is supposed to start in late October. Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver and Robin Wright are all in, according to Variety. The fictional tale is set against the the Rampart Division scandal that unfolded in Los Angeles in the late-’90s (see also: “Training Day”). Harrelson will play a police officer who is caught up in the scandal. No word on how the new cast members fit into the larger picture.