Nowadays, it's hard to image that Nicolas Cage would turn down any movie, let alone one guaranteed to be a massive blockbuster success. Especially when he's taking jobs in such dreck as Left Behind and Season of the Witch. But as it turns out, he passed up a key role in what is one of the biggest series of all time. Yes, he could have been Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
For the past few years, Nicolas Cage has had a rough go at choosing projects. He's appeared in one flop after the next, many of them going straight to VOD or home video (which isn't a bad thing in this day of streaming media, but in his case it has been). He won raves for his indie thriller Joe, and had a great cameo turn in Kick-Ass, but there hasn't been anything too memorable on his resume for sometime. At this stage in his career, he's not being choosey. But back in the late 1990s, when he was at the top of his game, he felt he could afford to turn down 2001's The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Arguably, it could have been the biggest role of his career.Read More
The cast of director Oliver Stone's Untitled Edward Snowden Project continues to grow, with Nicolas Cage signing on to star. The actor will play a former U.S. Intelligence official, although no further details were given regarding his character. This project marks the second time he will work with Oliver Stone, following the 2006 9-11 drama World Trade Center.
Nicolas Cage joins a cast that already includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked thousands of NSA documents that uncovered the agency's spy tactics. The supporting cast includes Shailene Woodley as Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay Mills, Melissa Leo as journalist and Citizenfour filmmaker Laura Poitras, Zachary Quinto as attorney and journalist Glenn Greenwald, Tom Wilkinson as The Guardian journalist Ewen MacAskill and Timothy Olyphant as a CIA agent who befriended Snowden. Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson have also been cast in unspecified roles.Read More
Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage ignites a powder keg of action in the electrifying cloak-and-dagger thriller Dying of the Light, arriving on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD February 17th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. To celebrate the upcoming release, we have a special sneak peek with an exclusive featurette that looks at the legacy of Nicolas Cage.
In Dying of the Light, Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.Read More
Elijah Wood is set to star opposite Nicolas Cage in Benjamin and Alex Brewer's The Trust. The film follows two crooked cops, David Waters (Wood) and Jim Stone (Cage) who discover a hidden safe, while working in the evidence unit of the police department. The duo's desire for the possessions of the safe throws them into a deadly well of corruption leaving them fighting for their lives and questioning their every move.
Benjamin Brewer and Adam Hirsch co-wrote the script with Braxton Pope and Molly Hassell, producing. Production is currently underway in Las Vegas.Read More
TWC-Dimension today announced the acquisition of the North American rights of Condé Nast Entertainment and Endgame Entertainment's Army of One, a comedy directed by Larry Charles (Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bruno, Seinfeld) and starring Nicolas Cage. Army of One is inspired by a GQ article written by Chris Heath. The film is a loose retelling of the article, which tells the true story of Gary Faulkner, who tried to hunt down Osama Bin Laden by himself. The semi-scripted project is written by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph (Draft Day). The film will be produced by Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler at CNÉ, Emile Gladstone at Emile Gladstone Productions and Endgame Entertainment's James D. Stern. Julie Goldstein and Lucas Smith will be overseeing the project for Endgame. Patrick Newall will serve as executive producer. Principal photography is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2015.
The deal was negotiated by TWC-Dimension COO and President, David Glasser, and by CAA and WME Global for the filmmakers and producers. FilmNation will be handling foreign sales.Read More
With the release of Dying of the Light in theaters and on VOD coming up tomorrow, December 5, we have an exclusive clip featuring stars Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin, following our exclusive photos from last month. Nicolas Cage stars as Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent who has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.
Written and directed by Paul Schrader, Dying of the Light also stars Alexander Karim, Irène Jacob, Adetomiwa Edun, Aymen Hamdouchi, Claudius Peters and Robert G. Slade. This clip features Evan trying to work through the case in his head, as his young partner tries to help him with the logistics of planning this international mission into a dangerous land. Will they be able to pull off this seemingly-impossible operation? Find out when Dying of the Light debuts tomorrow.Read More