Nicolas Cage to Hunt Osama bin Laden for 'Borat' Director in New Comedy

Nicolas Cage to Hunt Osama bin Laden for 'Borat' Director in New Comedy

Jan 21, 2015

Nicolas Cage gets a bit of a bum reputation these days as a bad actor. That's just simply not true. He has far too many great movies with truly unique performances for that to be the case. But, to be fair, he's popped up in quite a few duds in the recent years, many of which went straight to home video. So while his reputation may not be entirely accurate, it's at least understandable.

Hopefully Army of One changes that.

Directed by Larry Charles (Borat), this new satire is based loosely on the real life of Gary Faulkner, a construction worker from Colorado who quit his day job to travel to the other side of the world and hunt down Osama bin Laden. Obviously he didn't succeed, but he certainly got up to many shenanigans in the process. For example, his most high-profile moment came when the Pakistani police arrested Faulkner and found he was carrying a samurai sword. And now that you know that, picturing Nicolas Cage carrying a samurai sword and hiking through Pakistan has already got you smiling, right?

Army of One hasn't even begun shooting yet, but the Weinstein Company has already bought the North American distribution rights to it and will release it under its newly rebranded TWC-Dimension label, which recently released the truly great Paddington

 

 

 

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