Nicolas Cage must be learning from his past mistakes because according to Deadline he’s bailed on a project with director Joel Schumacher. The film is called Trespass and the Oscar winning actor has abruptly dropped out and he’s not coming back. Neither Schumacher or Cage have had the best box office track record as of late and maybe just maybe, one of them realized that two wrongs don’t make a right.
Mike Fleming’s sources claim that Cage dropped out of Trespass last week and went on a vacation in the Bahamas. There’s no word on whether or not the deal was “pay or play” but he was set as one-half of a leading couple, with his counterpart being Nicole Kidman. They were set to play “a married couple taken hostage by thieves looking for an easy payday. Cage was going to play the husband, but within the last two weeks he switched and instead decided to play the leader of the kidnappers.”
Word on the street is that Liev Schreiber had been offered the husband role in lieu of Cage’s absence. Cage was going to score $7 million for his part in the film, which we’re surprised he bailed on considering his current box office clout. Will Trespass continue on? The fate of the film is up in the air but let’s look at this as a blessing in disguise.
What do you think of Cage ducking out of Trespass?