Nicolas Cage to Play ‘Tiger King’s’ Joe Exotic in Scripted Series From ‘American Vandal’ Showrunner (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/EbTtYJszKB— Variety (@Variety) May 4, 2020
Variety has learned that Nicolas Cage is set to star as Joe Exotic in a scripted series.
The eight episode series is being produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. The series is being shopped around to potential networks.
The show will be based on the Texas Monthly article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad.
Cage will also be a producer on the series along with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey. Scott Brown and Megan Creydt will executive produce for Texas Monthly.
The show will be about Joe becoming Joe Exotic and how “he lost himself to a character of his own creation.”