EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Rampart' Cast and Crew Interviews

Sunday, 05 February 2012 23:15
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Opening in theaters on February 10th is the new crime drama from director Oren Moverman (The Messenger) called Rampart. The film features an extremely talented cast of actors including Woody Harrelson (The People vs. Larry Flynt), Ice Cube (Boyz n the Hood), Robin Wright (Forest Gump), Ben Foster (The Mechanic), Anne Heche (Wag the Dog), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City 2), Sigourney Weaver (The Ice Storm), Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs), and Ned Beatty (Network). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with director Oren Moverman, actresses Anne Heche, and Brie Larson, and actor/producer Ben Foster to discuss their work on Rampart. They discussed the new film, the real-life events that it was loosely based on, the decision to tell the story fictionally, Moverman's vision for the project, Woody Harrelson's powerhouse performance, Heche's character's odd family situation, and Foster's choice to produce the movie in addition to acting in it. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Oren Moverman, Anne HecheBrie Larson, Ben Foster about Rampart, please click on the video player above.


Los Angeles, 1999 - Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing "the people's dorty work" and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate. Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, and aging mentor dispensing bad advise, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts making less and less sense. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy, but is it enough to redeem him as a man?

Rampart begins arresting audiences on February 10th. 

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