Normally Nicolas Cage is signing up for film left, right and centre, but it’s been a few months since we last heard about a new film the actor was planning to make. However now Cage is in talks to star in Lost Melody for director Terry Zwigoff, according to TheWrap.
The film is about a man who’s stuck in a marriage with a shrewish woman. Then his life is upended when he falls in love with a prostitute. The man’s wife and the prostitute have not yet been cast.
Terry Zwigoff, who’s best known for Bad Santa and Ghost World, is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Melissa Axlerod.
Producer Edward R. Pressman commented, “When considering a project, I think it most important that the director and the film live in the same universe and Terry certainly achieves this with Lost Melody. I’ve always wanted to work with Terry and am excited to be teaming on a wonderful darkly-funny drama in the tradition of such classics as The Blue Angel and Sunset Boulevard.”
It isn’t known when the film might shoot.