i am shook. this is the best and worst decision all at the same time BAHAHHA!! oh man i can't stop smiling. can we get the hashtag #TigerCage trending?
A new scripted series centered around the Netflix series Tiger King is coming, and Nicolas Cage is headed to TV..to PLAY JOE EXOTIC (dafuq?!)
In the first TV role of his career, Cage will play Joe in an eight-episode scripted series from CBS Television Studios and Imagine Entertainment. It's based on a Texas Monthly story published in 2019: “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad.
Dan Lagana and Paul Young optioned the article through Lagana’s overall deal at CBS Television Studios in June of 2019. Lagana will serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer with Young executive producing via Make Good Content. Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey will executive produce for Imagine. Cage will executive produce via Saturn Films. Scott Brown and Megan Creydt will executive produce for Texas Monthly. Imagine’s James Seidman and Natalie Berkus are overseeing the project for the company.
The story centers around Joe Schreibvogel, a.k.a Joe Exotic, an eccentric, exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to keep his park even at the risk of losing his sanity. The series will live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic, and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.