August 3, 2010

Latest Update: Cage Will Now
Trespass With Nicole Kidman

Things do sure have a way of turning around when someone takes a second look at their actions. Here's the latest

HE'S BACK: Nicolas Cage Changes Mind, Returns To Millennium's 'Trespass'

2ND UPDATE: Days after withdrawing from the Millennium Films drama Trespass just two weeks before production, Nicolas Cage has had a change of heart. I'm told that Cage's CAA reps have informed the production that Cage will star in the Joel Schumacher-directed movie, after all. He's actually come full circle: after originally signing on to team with Nicole Kidman as a kidnapped married couple, Cage recently shifted and took the role of the head kidnapper. He's returning in the husband role, insiders tell me. Millennium has pushed its start date from August 16 to August 30 anyway, but the entire production is breathing a cautious sigh of relief after Millennium was about to begin trying to recast. It wasn't immediately clear why Cage changed his mind. I think that the uncertainty over which character to play, coupled with the arduous promotional campaign on The Sorcerer's Apprentice, left him fried. But dropping out of a movie so close to the start date is a lousy thing to do, particularly when he would be doing it to a financier he works with regularly (Avi Lerner has backed Wicker Man, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call--New Orleans and Drive Angry) and a director he has a relationship with from their previous collaboration 8MM. Cage had some time to think on his vacation in the Bahamas, and decided to do the right thing.

Right thing indeed. While the skeptics have stupidly praised Cage for dropping out, their hate blinds them to the reality of a huge multi-million dollar project being scrapped. The skeptics seem to pride themselves on being anti-rich, anti-elitist, pro-"the little guy". After all Keith Urban frauded all those innocent women and families out of hard earned money...forcing them to buy cds, merchandise, concert tickets, and fan club memberships...and then marrying Nicole Kidman! But who would really get hurt if Trespass was cancelled? That's right, the actors hired who don't make a living just in front of the camera, the guys and gals working behind the scenes and the community of Shreveport that is coming into its own through a burgeoning Louisiana film industry.

Shame on you skeptics once again!


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