Arts & Entertainment | September 23, 2019 2:48 pm

Nicolas Cage to Star as Truffle Hunter in “Pig”

Yeah, you read that right. Think John Wick meets "Babe."

Nicolas Cage attends the German Sustainability Award 2016 (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis) at Maritim Hotel on November 25, 2016. Cage recently opened up in an interview about his cult internet status. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
Nicolas Cage attends the German Sustainability Award 2016 (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis) at Maritim Hotel on November 25, 2016. Cage recently opened up in an interview about his cult internet status. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
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As Deadline reports, production began today on Nicolas Cage’s latest movie, and it sounds incredible.

Just read this synopsis: “A truffle hunter, played by Cage, lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness. When his beloved foraging pig is kidnapped, he must journey into Portland – and his long-abandoned past – to recover her.”

The movie, aptly entitled Pig, will be directed by Michael Sarnoski and will also star Hereditary‘s Alex Wolff alongside Cage. “What began as a very personal project has transformed into a labor of love for so many talented people,” Sarnoski told Deadline. “I’m thrilled for us all to be bringing this strange world to life.”

Vanessa Block, who co-wrote the movie with Sarnoski, 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.”

There’s no word yet on when we can expect this Taken-meets-Portlandia pig kidnapping to hit the big screen, but it sure as hell won’t be soon enough.

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