Up until now, veteran actor Woody Harrelson remains one of the most underrated actors working in Hollywood. He was once nominated an Oscar as Best Actor in Milos Forman's THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (1996) and again in 2010 for Oren Moverman's THE MESSENGER. Now he could well on his way to add his possible third Oscar nomination as he returns to join forces with Moverman in an upcoming police drama RAMPART. Check out the poster and the intense trailer below, and I must say Harrelson does convinced a lot as "the most corrupt cop you've ever seen on screen".
In the meantime, here's the synopsis for the movie:
Officer Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing "the people's dirty 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, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts to unravel. 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?