The Weather Man: According to Variety, Paramount Pictures has added Michael Caine to Chicago-based drama The Weather Man opposite Nicolas Cage and Hope Davis.Pic, to be directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Escape Artists, is due to start lensing Feb. 23 in Chicago. Escape Artists principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and David Alper are producers.

Caine will portray a Pultizer Prize-winning author who's the father of Cage's character, a successful TV weathercaster who's about to leave Chicago for Gotham. With his personal life in disarray, the weatherman attempts to reconcile with his estranged spouse, portrayed by Davis.