Amazon has picked up an eight-episode scripted collection starring Nicolas Cage as Joe Unique, the Oklahoma big-cat park proprietor whose story captivated a coronavirus-stricken nation in. It is going to be the primary tv function of Cage’s five-decade performing profession.
Cage’s rep confirmed his function again in Could however declined to enter element concerning the present. Amazon Studios, which is able to produce the collection, confirmed the pickup on Thursday.
The collection relies on the Texas Month-to-month journal article Joe Unique: A Darkish Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild, by Leif Reigstad, and comes from Think about Leisure and CBS TV Studios. (Disclosure: ViacomCBS is CNET’s guardian firm.)
Cage, 56, gained the very best actor Academy Award for 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas. His different movies embody Adaptation, Moonstruck, Elevating Arizona, Face/Off and the Ghost Rider and Nationwide Treasure movies. His quirky persona and appears, in addition to his, make him an obvious pure to play Joe Unique, who’s now serving a . Cage’s identify usually got here up in dream casting articles for a scripted Joe Unique story — .
The concept of Cage taking part in the troubled zoo proprietor captured followers’ imaginations virtually from the beginning. Late-night host Jimmy Fallon even donned a mullet and flashy shirt to m— and it is fairly good.
Dan Lagana, whose quirky Netflix mockumentary American Vandal was a Netflix hit in 2017, will function showrunner.
After the March debut of Netflix’s docuseries, Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity, the life and instances of Joe Unique was a. Netflix added an , producer Rick Kirkham supplied a , the Investigation Discovery community is planning a collection, and there is even one other miniseries.
NBC Common has optioned a well-liked podcast about Joe Unique and has solid Saturday Evening Dwell comic Eye of the Tiger.as Joe’s nemesis, animal activist Carole Baskin. And Baskin has now been solid on the brand new season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, the place her first music will likely be — duh — Survivor’s 1982 hit,