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Next Herzog Project to Star Ghost Rider Duo, Mendes and Cage

The wildly talented German director Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn, Grizzly Man, Little Dieter Needs to Fly) has tapped the Ghost Rider leads for his next project, a remake of Bad Lieutenant. The original 1992 film has this description on Netflix:

Winner of an Independent Spirit Award (Harvey Keitel for Best Male Lead), director Abel Ferarra's gritty, visceral crime drama puts an out-of-control police lieutenant (Keitel) on a collision course with disaster. A survivor of the streets, this junkie, thief and killer comes face to face with his own sordid past. Although he's exploited young girls for sex, he's forced to confront his private demons when he investigates the rape of a nun.

Herzog's "reimagined" version will star Eva Mendes and Nicolas Cage with, I'm assuming, Eva Mendes playing the nun. I gotta say, this casting makes me scratch my head a bit. Herzog worked with Christian Bale and Steve Zahn on Rescue Dawn and made an incredible film. It seems like he could have gotten some better talent for this movie, but hey, maybe he sees something in Cage and Mendes that we haven't been able to see yet.


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nunsploitation nunsploitation 9 years
Eva Mendes has actually had a lifelong longing to become a nun and she has struggled with the choices she has made as an actor and a model. She was quoted as saying "I did very much want to be a nun when I was younger. I guess there is this little Catholic girl still inside me somewhere," in reference to her problems in filming a sex scene with Joaquim Phoenix.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
I love Werner Herzog. That man is hardcore - he got shot during an interview and just shrugged it off, calling it insignificant. Insane.
nina_e nina_e 9 years
Ummm, if it was anything like that piece of crap Ghost Rider...i will pass
raieven raieven 9 years
Typo alert: Herzog, not Werzog. And I'm imagining Mendes in the Keitel role (which would explain her research in rehab, as the Lt. is an ex druggie)..that would be way more exciting.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
right. eva mendes as a nun? give me a break.
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