Lord of War: According to Variety, Nicolas Cage is set to team with writer-director Andrew Niccol in Lord of War, a drama that will shoot this summer. Monica Bellucci is in talks to co-star.

Niccol, who scripted The Truman Show and wrote and directed Gattaca and Simone, has penned a drama that casts Cage as a ruthless global arms dealer who is trying to stay a step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent. Bellucci, who stars in the Mel Gibson-directed The Passion of the Christ, would play the weapon dealer's conflicted wife.

The drama will shoot in South Africa, Germany and New York.

Brian B.