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Cage in wrestler talks

10.12.2007
Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in a drama called THE WRESTLER, written by Robert Siegel. The Hollywood Reporter is doing what they do best and, well, reporting, that the film centers on Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a 1980s-era star pro wrestler who has become a burnt-out shell of his former self. After he has a heart attack during a small-time match, a doctor tells him he could die if he fights again... In an effort to build a new life, Robinson takes a job at a deli, moves in with an aging stripper and tries to build a relationship with her son. But the prospect of a rematch with his old nemesis the Ayatollah proves too tempting to resist, even if it means risking his life. If you read through all of that and all you got was strippers, Nic Cage and a reverse suplex, then we're not that dissimilar. It's tough to say what to expect from a Cage film, since even when he does you proud with something like ADAPTATION, he just can't wait to sucker punch you with a GHOST RIDER - THE WICKER MAN combo. Darren Aronofsky's Protoza Pictures will produce the thing and there's no word on whether or not the man will step in to direct. I doubt it, I can't see someone like Aronofsky racking up projects like... well... Nicolas Cage, and I especially can't see his next two films being THE FIGHTER and THE WRESTLER. Hopefully he'll ensure that the project ends up being good though!
Extra Tidbit: In case you somehow missed it... PACHINKO!

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