Brace yourselves, people: Nicolas Cage, Nicolas Cage’s hairline, and Josh Lucas are teaming up for a cinematic confrontation in which the two actors attempt to, well, out-Nic Cage each other. Both actors turn in manic, wild-eyed and stupidly-coiffed performances in Simon West’s upcoming Stolen (Hey! It’s like Taken but… not), in which the two men become embroiled in vengeance, a kidnapping, improper use of taxi cabs, a teddy bear, and numerous heists. Oh, and Cage’s hairline has entered into a full-on physics-defying mode. Check it out.
In the film, Cage and Lucas play criminals and former partners. Lucas, looking for a debt payment from a prior job, kidnaps Cage’s daughter (Sami Gayle) and holds her for random. Cage’s solution? Team up with Malin Akerman to rob $10 million in cash during Mardi Gras. As /Film notes, it’s like every other dumb Nic Cage film, all rolled into one. Dig the trailer:
So there you have it: Josh Lucas going all Nic Cage, to the point that Cage himself seems a tad restrained by comparison. However, one must trust that Cage will offer up at least one inappropriately-timed and sweaty-faced screaming monologue. One must trust.
Stolen is out September 14th.
What do you think of the trailer?