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Nicolas Cage has signed with WME in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He was previously with CAA.
The prolific actor stars opposite Selma Blair in Brian Taylor’s black comedy/horror pic Mom and Dad, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will be released by Momentum/eOne on Jan. 19. He also stars in Panos Cosmatos’ revenge thriller Mandy, which will premiere later this month in Sundance’s Midnight section.
Earlier in his career, Cage reached the heights of both critical acclaim and commercial success. He starred in a series of indie cult classics, including the Coen brothers’ Raising Arizona, Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck and David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, and swept the 1995 awards season with Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG best actor wins for his performance as a suicidal alcoholic writer in Leaving Las Vegas. Cage then transitioned to mainstream blockbusters, headlining actioners including The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off and the National Treasure and Ghost Rider franchises.
His many other diverse credits include Brian De Palma’s Snake Eyes; Joel Schumacher’s 8MM; Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out the Dead; Gore Verbinski’s The Weather Man; Neil LaBute’s The Wicker Man; Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center and Snowden; Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans; Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass; and Spike Jonze’s Adaptation, for which he earned a second Oscar nomination for best actor.
Cage has directed one film, the 2002 crime drama Sonny, which he also produced. His other producing credits include Shadow of the Vampire, The Life of David Gale, Lord of War and The Wicker Man.
Cage continues to be repped by Stride Management and Bloom Hergott.
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