Duo added to cast of Herzog-directed remake

Val Kilmer and Xzibit have joined Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes in “Bad Lieutenant,” the Werner Herzog-directed remake of the 1992 Abel Ferrara cult hit.

Nu Image/Millennium Films is financing.

Cage plays a cop on the edge, and Kilmer will play his partner. Xzibit is playing a nemesis named Big Fade, in a re-imagining of the film.

Edward R. Pressman is producing with Alan and Gabe Polsky, Stephen Belafonte, Emmett/Furla’s Randall Emmett and Cage’s Saturn Films.

William Finkelstein wrote the script. Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Elliot Rosenblatt and Alessandro Camon are exec producers.

Kilmer recently completed “Streets of Blood” while Xzibit (Alvin Joiner) will next be seen in the Fox release “X Files: I Want to Believe.”

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