Official Trailer for Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant

Yahoo! Movies has the official trailer for Werner Herzog’s “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”, which may or may not be a remake of the Abel Ferrara-directed 1992 movie starring Harvel Keital. At this point, I don’t think anyone cares, except maybe Abel Ferrara. Besides Cage, Eva Mendes plays a prostitute with a heart of gold. Or possibly not. Well, I’m sure she’s got a heart full of something.

A rogue detective is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs — while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves. Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Brad Dourif, Michael Shannon, Shawn Hatosy, Shea Whigham, Xzibit, Denzel Whitaker, and directed by Werner Herzog.