Nicolas Cage is set to star in Werner Herzog's remake of the 1992 cult classic Bad Lieutenant for financier Nu Image / Millennium Films.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pressman Film Corp. will produce the new version of its original Abel Ferrara NC-17 film about a drug- and sex-addicted corrupt cop. Cage takes the role originated by Harvey Keitel, with TV police show writer Billy Finkelstein scripting.

Production begins in July.