It’s been revealed that Nicolas Cage has been cast as Tiger King’s Joe Exotic in an upcoming scripted TV show, which is pretty interesting casting.
This news was revealed by Variety who reported that Cage will be playing Exotic in a new scripted television series.
Joe Exotic was rather well-known before Netflix dropped Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness at the beginning of this lockdown period.
However, his level of fame reached new heights after the docuseries landed.
He’s now a household name, but for all the wrong reasons.
He’s currently in prison, and will probably be in there until the day he dies.
However, he’s also become one of the roles that actors in Hollywood have been desperate to play.
Nicolas Cage will be playing Joe Exotic in an upcoming TV show
This new show will be based on an article in Texas Monthly entitled “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild” written by Leif Reigstad.
CBS Television Studios optioned the project back in June 2019, so before the Netflix series became a huge hit.
They optioned the series from Dan Lagana and Paul Young and it will be and eight-episode limited series.
It will be produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios.
Dan Lagana will write the show and be the showrunner, and executive producer the series.
Young will executive produce on behalf of Make Good Content.
What do you make of this news?
Do you think Nicolas Cage is the right man to play Joe Exotic in a new TV show?
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