Nicolas Cage is 'Borat' Director's 'Army of One' to Hunt Bin Laden
There's been a lot of terrible Nicolas Cage movies made over the past few years, and last year brought one of the worst with the new adaptation of Left Behind. But it sounds there might be a good one in the works, and it's not just another action thriller. THR has word that Cage is slated to star in Army of One, a satirical comedy from Borat director Larry Charles about an average guy who decides to begin his own hut for Osama Bin Laden. And the film has some serious producer power behind it as Harvey and Bob Weinstein have struck a deal for the North American rights to the film through the TWC-Dimension banner. Read on!
The film is loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath about the real-life misadventures of a man named Gary Faulkner, a Colorado construction worker who took it upon himself to find Bin Laden, and that included trying to sneak into Pakistan and Afghanistan numerous times to hunt the terrorist down. That certainly sounds ridiculous, and just imagining Cage with that kind of crusade is already pretty damn amusing, so count me in. The film is moving quickly too with production slated to begin this March and an eye towards releasing it before the end of 2015. At the very least, it's something different and fun for Cage.