Nicolas Cage to Play Joe Exotic in a Tiger King Series

Nicolas Cage will play Joe Exotic in a Tiger King series sound like a Madlib’s sentence. There is no denying the popularity of Netflix’s Tiger King meant spinoffs and series were inevitable. But the idea an actor like Nick Cage would get involved is the kind of news you hope for but never believe would come true. This is one of two series in the works. The other series is being developed by SNL’s Kate Mckinnon and based on the “Joe Exotic” podcast; she will also star as Carole Baskin. Both series began early development in 2019 after the initial buzz created from John Oliver’s shout-out on Last Week Tonight. The Nicolas Cage project is being developed by CBS and Imagine Television Studios. This series will be based on the Texas Monthly article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild”. We will likely see more projects spawned from this story after the Netflix series success of 34.3 million views in the first 10 days.

Source: Variety The Hollywood Reporter

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