Nicolas Cage to Star in Political Drama The Runner Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.16.2014
Another film for the actor...
Nicolas Cage must be on a tear to settle up more debt with the IRS. Following previous reports this week that he would be starting in crime thriller The Trust and the supernatural film Pay the Ghost, he has just signed on to another film. Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures have announced Cage will star in the political drama The Runner, which will be the writing and directing debut from producer Austin Stark.
The film is set in the aftermath of the tragic 2010 BP oil spill and stars Cage as Colin Price, an idealistic but flawed New Orleans congressman who is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.
Stark said of the project, "For my first film as a director, I'm honored to be working alongside one of the finest living actors, Nicolas Cage. The Runner' a contemporary political drama, is new and exciting territory for Mr. Cage. I have no doubt he's going to deliver a powerful and poignant performance, as relevant as the film itself."