Nicolas Cage would appear to be in at least half of the upcoming thrillers in line for release: Trespass currently playing in theaters, Seeking Justice awaiting a U.S. release date, and Medallion in post-production. Unsatisfied, Cage has added yet another thriller to his resume.
THR reports that Cage has been cast in the psycho-thriller Black Butterfly, alongside German actress Veronica Ferres. Cage will play a reclusive writer named Paul who goes against age-old advice and befriends a drifter which, for some reason, doesn't end well.
Based on a French TV thriller titled Papillon Noir, Black Butterfly will start production early next year in eastern Germany, which is appropriate since German production outfit Bavariapool is producing the movie for a mere $13 million, which means that Cage isn't picking the movie to help pay for his recent financial troubles, but will keep him out of the country for a few more months. Actor Brian Goodman, who made his directorial debut on 2008's What Doesn't Kill You, will direct the movie. More on The Last Stand's cast additions >> Posted 10.20.11 by Ryan