Nicolas Cage has been chosen to play Joe Exotic in an upcoming scripted series based on the Tiger King star.
It will be eight-parts and will be based on the Texas Monthly article ‘Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild’ by Leif Reigstad.
Cage is set to executive produce (via Saturn Films) the story surrounding Joe Schreibvogel, a.k.a Joe Exotic, a zookeeper in Oklahoma.
Variety reports that the show will explore how he became Joe Exotic and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation
This will mark Nicolas first first ever television role but based on the variety of oddball characters he’s played on the big screen.
The eight-episode series is currently being produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. It will be taken to market in the coming days.
We have to say this is super exciting and we cant wait to watch it.