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Nicolas Cage to Lead Paul Schrader's Thriller 'The Dying of the Light'

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July 30, 2013
Source: Showbiz 411

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At one time, Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was supposed to direct a film called The Dying of the Light starring Harrison Ford and Channing Tatum, all working from a script by Taxi Driver writer Paul Schrader (who has The Canyons with Lindsay Lohan arriving this week). The film fell apart because Ford bailed (you can read spoilery details on why at The Playlist), but Schrader is now directing the thriller himself, and recently said another A-list actor was going to take the role. Now Showbiz 411 reports from Schrader's post-screening Q&A from The Canyons that Nicolas Cage is taking the lead role. More below!

Red Granite (the company behind Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street) is producing the film which will mark a reunion of Cage with Schrader after the former starred in Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead, which was scripted by Schrader. The film follows a C.I.A. agent who starts to become afflicted with blindness while on his last mission, so this should be a much more high profile film than The Canyons. Plus, Refn is still executive producing the film, so he might still have some input on the project. It might not be as engaging as the version with Ford could have been, but we're still interested. How about you?

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  • Brian Sleider
    With nick cage how can you go wrong....................
  • David
    R.I.P. Harrison Ford's career :(
    • Brian Sleider
      Ford has been lack luster for the past few movies he has been in IMO. Like he is phoning in the performances
  • ff
    nice!
  • Hattori Hanzo
    I really like Nick Cage and even to those who don't you got to admire his love for making films.

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