When World Trade Center came out many people chimed in on their thoughts about Nicolas Cage as an actor.
And at this point, I don't know why I get surprised when I see the different roles Cage is cast for.
Next year Milos Forman is to be working on a film about poker legend Thomas Austin “Amarillo Slim” Preston Jr (still living-on-the edge at the ripe age of 78).
Milos Forman appears to still be having trouble finding a domestic distributor for his film Goya's Ghosts that was supposed to come out this year in time for award season.
Yet, Cage, seems like an actor that directors like to see as a gambler. When I saw that Cage was going to be playing Amarillo Slim all I could think of was Cage's role in Snake Eyes. Although in reality, Poker's popularity now than in 1998 when Snake Eyes was released.
Amarillo Slim is famous for having won the World Series of Poker 4 times, including the main event in 1972. Amarillo Slim is also famous for having been kidnapped accidentally by the Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar. (via)
Bio-pic screenwriter Christopher Wilkinson, writer of Nixon, Ali and Copy Beethoven has written the screenplay for this project.
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