Nicolas Cage to star in Tiger King scripted series
Cage is headed to TV for the first time ever.
Nicolas Cage has been cast as Joe Exotic in a series based on Netflix documentary Tiger King.
The series will be written by American Vandal creators Dan Lagana and Paul Young, after they optioned it back in 2019.
Tiger King has been a huge success for Netflix, with the series originally spawning from the Texas Monthly story which told the bizarre but true tale.
The series has a working title of Joe Exotic and “will center on Joe as he fights to keep his animal park even at the risk of losing his sanity. It will explore how Joe became Joe Exotic and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This will mark Cage’s first foray into television, and despite the fact that the series does not yet have a network to air on, Cage being attached will surely mean it’ll be picked up.
This will be the third creative series based on the story of Joe Exotic. Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is set to play Carole Baskin and Ryan Murphy is planning a series starring Rob Lowe as Joe Exotic.
You can catch up on the documentary everyone is talking about now on Netflix.
Source: AV Club