In a transfer that appears totally apparent as quickly because it was introduced, Nicholas Cage shall be enjoying the eccentric zookeeper Joe Unique in a brand new TV collection, via Variety. Look, this was certain to occur.
As quickly as Netflix’s Tiger King true-crime documentary collection exploded into reputation, Hollywood started turning the just about impossibly outlandish story of the bombastic Joe Unique, Carole Baskin, and their tiger-fueled feuding right into a scripted collection.
And now Cage himself — Hollywood’s most over-the-top actor whose work has endlessly spanned the grey space between good, dangerous, and simply plain bizarre — is ready to tackle the function of the eccentric Tiger King himself. The at present unnamed present may even mark Cage’s first TV function.
Just like the Netflix collection that put the highlight on Joe Unique, the Nicholas Cage-starring present relies on Leif Reigstad’s Texas Month-to-month article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” though the Cage collection is ready to be a standard eight-episode scripted present, not a documentary.
The collection is being produced by Think about Tv Studios and CBS Tv Studios, with Dan Lagana set to function the author and showrunner, together with serving as an government producer alongside Paul Younger (Lagana and Younger optioned the rights to the unique article in June 2019). There’s no phrase but as to what community or streaming service the present will debut on.
The brand new collection is under no circumstances the one one seeking to money in on the Tiger King fever: there’s a Tiger King present set to star Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin that’s been in manufacturing for months (lengthy earlier than Netflix’s personal collection was launched), primarily based on the Wondery podcast Joe Exotic. There’s a Ryan Murphy and Rob Lowe take on the story that’s within the early phases of manufacturing. And ID is working on a true-crime follow-up known as Investigating The Unusual World Of Joe Unique that guarantees to dive deeper into the case.