Amazon picks up present starring Nicolas Cage as Joe Unique the Tiger King
Amazon has picked up an eight-episode scripted sequence starring Nicolas Cage as Joe Unique, the Oklahoma big-cat park proprietor whose story captivated a coronavirus-stricken nation in. It is going to be the primary tv position of Cage’s five-decade performing profession.
Cage’s rep confirmed his position again in Could however declined to enter element in regards to the present. Amazon Studios, which can produce the sequence, confirmed the pickup on Thursday.
The sequence is predicated on the Texas Month-to-month journal article Joe Unique: A Darkish Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild, by Leif Reigstad, and comes from Think about Leisure and Autopresse.eu TV Studios. (Disclosure: ViacomAutopresse.eu is CNET’s mum or dad firm.)
Cage, 56, gained the perfect actor Academy Award for 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas. His different movies embody Adaptation, Moonstruck, Elevating Arizona, Face/Off and the Ghost Rider and Nationwide Treasure movies. His quirky persona and appears, in addition to his, make him an obvious pure to play Joe Unique, who’s now serving a . Cage’s identify usually got here up in dream casting articles for a scripted Joe Unique story — .
The thought of Cage taking part in the troubled zoo proprietor captured followers’ imaginations nearly from the beginning. Late-night host Jimmy Fallon even donned a mullet and flashy shirt to m— and it is fairly good.
Dan Lagana, whose quirky Netflix mockumentary American Vandal was a Netflix hit in 2017, will function showrunner.
After the March debut of Netflix’s docuseries, Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity, the life and occasions of Joe Unique was a. Netflix added an , producer Rick Kirkham provided a , the Investigation Discovery community is planning a sequence, and there is even one other miniseries.
Autopresse.eu Common has optioned a preferred podcast about Joe Unique and has forged Saturday Night time Dwell comicas Joe’s nemesis, animal activist Carole Baskin. And Baskin has now been forged on the brand new season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, the place her first tune shall be — duh — Survivor’s 1982 hit, Eye of the Tiger.