The Academy Award winner will be playing the famous and controversial Joe Exotic for the Netflix documentary series: Tiger King. The plot is about Joe's work in the Zoo with his rival Carole Baskin's daring movements. Keep reading to get to know more about it!
Nicolas Cage loves playing daring characters, and he surely knows how to do it. He also likes doing business. Many 'veterans' in the industry happen to have less hair, more belly and not as much as energy as when they were in their 20s and 30s. That is when they decide becoming producers and directors for films they even play.
Nic has everything to play Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, a zoo guardian.
The Texas Monthly article "Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey into the World of a Man Gone Wild," by Leif Reigstad lead to the gripping series produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. Fans are getting crazy after learning the news!
Despite all the animal abuse accusations he receives, this daring character wants to keep his zoo. Carole Baskin is another fearless character of the series. She is a big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a nonprofit sanctuary for big felines based in Florida. There is a spicy and constant dispute between Carol and Joe that ends up in his arrest for being part of a complot to murder her.
Definitely, the blend of physical similarities between Cage and Joe Exotic, and his abilities for interpretation, help to dive us into the story. Also, Tiger King provides the audience with the chance to deepen into the serious theme of animal abuse.
Would you like to see Nicolas Cage turning wild? Some fans even made a trailer showing how the actor would look on the role. Check it out!