EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage and Hereditary‘s Alex Wolff have boarded Michael Sarnoski’s Pig.
The characteristic undertaking, which started manufacturing as we speak, follows a truffle hunter, performed by Cage, who lives alone within the Oregonian wilderness. When his beloved foraging pig is kidnapped, he should journey into Portland – and his long-abandoned previous – to get better her.
Sarnoski primarily based his script off a narrative he co-wrote with Vanessa Block, who can be producing with Dimitra Tsingou, Thomas Benski, Ben Giladi, David Carrico, Adam Paulsen, Dori Rath, Joseph Restaino, Steve Tisch and Cage.
Pulse Movies, BlockBox Leisure, Valparaiso Photos and Cage’s Saturn Photos are producing in affiliation with Escape Artists and Candy Tomato Movies. The movie will likely be majority financed by Len Blavatnik’s AI Movie with co-finance from Escape Artists & Candy Tomato Movies. Endeavor Content material is repping the undertaking’s worldwide rights.
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“What began as a very personal project has transformed into a labor of love for so many talented people. I’m thrilled for us all to be bringing this strange world to life,” mentioned director Sarnoski.
Block added, “Sometimes a unique set of circumstances exists for the telling of a pure human story. The creative alchemy of a phenomenal cast and crew has further actualized this magic we’re eager to share with others.”
Thomas Benski, CEO Pulse Movies, mentioned “Michael’s imaginative and prescient for Pig is a real testomony of his distinctive voice as a author/director, and one which we will’t wait to introduce to audiences the world over. Having such an unbelievable forged hooked up, led by Nicolas Cage and supported by Alex Wolff,
speaks on to the particular nature of the story Michael and Vanessa have devised. At Pulse Movies, our focus has at all times been to work with the most effective expertise and produce ahead the most effective tales, Pig represents exactly that. We’re thrilled to be working with such nice companions on this undertaking.”
Cage not too long ago starred within the TIFF world premiere of Richard Stanley’s sci-fi thriller Shade Out of Area which was purchased by RLJE Movies on the fest. Pic is predicated on the brief story by H.P. Lovecraft. After a meteorite lands within the entrance yard of their farmstead, Nathan Gardner (Cage) and his household discover themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism because it infects their minds and our bodies, remodeling their quiet rural life right into a technicolor nightmare. Cage can be seen within the upcoming title Prisoners of the Ghostland directed by Sion Sono, and final 12 months starred in Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy. Cage’s movie credit as an actor have totaled $four.eight billion on the international field workplace. He received a Finest Actor Oscar for his flip in 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas. Cage is repped by WME and Stride Administration.
Wolff is coming off three premieres at TIFF together with Unhealthy Training, which HBO not too long ago picked-up, Human Capital starring Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard and Marisa Tomei, and Fort within the Floor reverse Imogen Poots. Wolff’s characteristic directorial debut, which he wrote and stars in, The Cat and the Moon, opens on Oct 25 stateside. He can be seen subsequent in Sony’s Jumanji: The Subsequent Degree opening on Dec. 13. He is repped by CAA, Untitled and Definition-Leisure. Sarnoski is repped by WME and MGMT Leisure.