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Borat director Larry Charles and Nic Cage team for Osama Bin Laden movie

01.21.2015

You never know what to expect from a Nicolas Cage movie these days. Usually, you can bank that it is not going to be very good but there have been a few rare occasions where the Oscar-winning actor still surprises us. The just announced ARMY OF ONE could be one of those surprises.

The Weinstein Company has acquired the distribution rights to the film ARMY OF ONE, a comedy to be directed by BORAT's Larry Charles. Despite having a screenplay by DRAFT DAY scribes Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph, the film is described as "semi-scripted" which likely means Charles plans to use the same approach Sacha Baron Cohen did with their collaborations.

ARMY OF ONE is based on a GQ article about Colorado construction worker Gary Faulkner who took it upon himself to try and locate the elusive Osama Bin Laden. The real story included Faulkner trying to get into Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times, so who knows what kinds of laughs that will ellicit when Nicolas Cage tries to do it.

This is a different direction for Cage who has not made a comedy in quite some time. Well, intentional comedy that is. Larry Charles could be the director to give Cage the showcase he needs for a consistent reboot to his career. But, how many times have we said that before?

ARMY OF ONE is slated to begin filming before March, so we may see the movie by the end of the year.

Source: Press Release

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1:48AM on 01/22/2015
This will only work if Cage will be playing Bin Laden, which then revealed to be the alter ego of this 'Gary Faulkner' who had amnesia, and the backstory was that a few months after 9/11 the CIA extracted Bin Laden, gave him a plastic surgery and shaved his beard, then reprogrammed him into a normal US citizen with a wife and menial job. The whole movie will start from being a journey of this 'Gary Faulkner' in hunting this elusive bogeyman that he feels strangely connected with, and ends up
This will only work if Cage will be playing Bin Laden, which then revealed to be the alter ego of this 'Gary Faulkner' who had amnesia, and the backstory was that a few months after 9/11 the CIA extracted Bin Laden, gave him a plastic surgery and shaved his beard, then reprogrammed him into a normal US citizen with a wife and menial job. The whole movie will start from being a journey of this 'Gary Faulkner' in hunting this elusive bogeyman that he feels strangely connected with, and ends up with him slowly regaining his memory, reclaiming his past and his rightful place as the one true leader of Al Qaeda.
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11:51PM on 01/21/2015
Nicolas Cage has a knack for off-beat comedy. He really should do it more often (on purpose).
Nicolas Cage has a knack for off-beat comedy. He really should do it more often (on purpose).
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7:45PM on 01/21/2015
Dirka dirka dirka muhammad jihad!
Dirka dirka dirka muhammad jihad!
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3:25PM on 01/21/2015
Nic Cage in a mankini and a big beard could be fun.
Nic Cage in a mankini and a big beard could be fun.
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3:08PM on 01/21/2015
So is Alqaeda going to hack The Weinstein Company when the trailer hits?
So is Alqaeda going to hack The Weinstein Company when the trailer hits?
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5:13PM on 01/21/2015
Nah, but ISIS will be hacking necks for the foreseeable future.
Nah, but ISIS will be hacking necks for the foreseeable future.
2:47PM on 01/21/2015
This sounds really relevant....

Frankly, after Zero Dark Thirty what's the point of making any more Bin Laden movies?
This sounds really relevant....

Frankly, after Zero Dark Thirty what's the point of making any more Bin Laden movies?
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2:59PM on 01/21/2015
Someone better tell Alejandro González Iñárritu to cancel The Revenant then because the old west is no longer relevant and why bother making any more westerns after The Good The Bad and The Ugly?
There is room for more than one movie on the same topic.
Someone better tell Alejandro González Iñárritu to cancel The Revenant then because the old west is no longer relevant and why bother making any more westerns after The Good The Bad and The Ugly?
There is room for more than one movie on the same topic.
3:24PM on 01/21/2015
Yeah, there is no possible way that somebody could use a historical event to shed light on what is happening in the world today. I mean why show a man's ultimately pointless quest to kill Bin Laden when Al Qaeda isn't even relevant anymore because of ISIS...wait, I think I just answered my own question.
Yeah, there is no possible way that somebody could use a historical event to shed light on what is happening in the world today. I mean why show a man's ultimately pointless quest to kill Bin Laden when Al Qaeda isn't even relevant anymore because of ISIS...wait, I think I just answered my own question.
4:33PM on 01/21/2015
I didn't think Zero Dark Thirty was all that funny, but okay
I didn't think Zero Dark Thirty was all that funny, but okay
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