He’s uncaged now.
It was solely a matter of time earlier than an enormous Hollywood star turned the Tiger King, and now it’s occurred: Joe Exotic will be performed by Nicolas Cage.
The smash hit Netflix docuseries following zoo proprietor and aspiring politician Joe Exotic and his feud with animal rights activist Carole Baskin took the world by storm in March, with celebs similar to Dax Shepard and Edward Norton clamoring to play the eccentric mulleted Joe Exotic.
For his half, Exotic, who’s at the moment serving 22 years in jail for his murder-for-hire-plot towards Baskin, needed Brad Pitt or “Joe Grime” (a okay a David Spade) to play him. On-line bettors, at a loss for any sports activities to gamble on in the course of the coronavirus blackout, had their cash on Kevin Bacon.
However now it’s official: The fortunate actor will be Cage. The scripted present will be eight episodes lengthy, from Dan Lagana, showrunner of Netflix’s two-season mockumentary series “American Vandal,” based on Selection.
The present, which will be produced by Think about Tv Studios and CBS Tv Studios, doesn’t but have a premiere date. No phrase both on which community or platform it will seem on.
Again in June 2019, Lagana purchased the rights to Leif Reigstad’s Texas Month-to-month article “Joe Exotic: A Darkish Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild.”
Cage, 56, could be the right alternative for the position. Like Exotic, he’s additionally identified for bigger than life antics, similar to pre-buying his personal pyramid-shaped mausoleum or going full Technique to get into character, even when it means snorting saccharine or hiring a “ingesting coach.”
It will mark the primary TV position from Cage, who can also be signed as much as be enjoying himself in a film about himself referred to as “The Insufferable Weight of Huge Expertise.”