Newswire: Nicolas Cage’s new project sounds pretty great, honestly

In recent years, Nicolas Cage has taken on roles with the same wild-eyed gusto with which he grabbed that choir singer’s butt in the opening sequence of Face/Off. And as one might expect, that sort of unfocused energy doesn’t always result in cinematic gold. His newest project sounds downright inspired, though: As Deadline reports, Cage has signed on to star in Mandy, the new film from director Panos Cosmatos, whose Beyond The Black Rainbow our own Alison Willmore called “a giddy drug-trip of a movie.” Cage will play Red Miller, “a broken and haunted man [who] hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life” in the “primal wilderness of 1983.”

Mandy is being produced by SpectreVision, the imprint behind A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and The Greasy Strangler, along with XYZ Films, which recently produced XX and I Don’t Feel …

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