RELATED STORIES Film star Nicolas Cage is making the jump to television, thanks to a specific bleach blonde zoo owner.
The Oscar champion has signed on to play Joe Exotic in a scripted collection regarding the Tiger King personality, according to our sibling publication Variety.
The eight-episode project– which will be gone shopping to networks later this month– is based upon the Texas Monthly post “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” which was published numerous months before Netflix’s buzzy docuseries dropped. It will certainly center on the eccentric zookeeper Joe Schreibvogel, much better referred to as Joe Exotic, that deals with to maintain his park “even at the danger of losing his sanity.” The show likewise will certainly explore just how Schreibvogel ended up being Joe Exotic, narrating “just how he lost himself to a personality of his very own production.”
Dan Lagana (American Vandal) will act as author, exec producer and showrunner on the task, which is being produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. The show will certainly likewise mark Cage’s initial television role.
This is the 2nd in-the-works scripted series to capitalize on Tiger King‘s considerable popularity. As formerly reported, Universal Content Productions is additionally establishing a restricted collection inspired by the doc, which will certainly star Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon as Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin. The duty of Joe Exotic has not yet been completed UCP’s collection– but TVLine readers have some ideas on that ought to play him.
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