Hollywood, Texas: Nicolas Cage Is Your New Joe Exotic
As your most annoying friend will remind you, Shakespeare spent his downtime during the bubonic plague writing King Lear. Pandemics inspired Florentine poet Giovanni Bocaccio’s The Decameron, gave Isaac Newton space to formulate the basics of early calculus, and influenced one of Edvard Munch’s most haunting masterpieces. Great work arises from history’s darkest ebbs, in other words—and now COVID-19 can claim as its own a TV series in which Nicolas Cage will play Joe Exotic. Variety reports this week that Cage will step into the cage as the eccentric zookeeper in an adaptation of Leif Reigstad’s original article for Texas Monthly. Reigstad’s story first introduced the world to the wild tale that’s captured a quarantined audience via a hit Netflix docuseries. On Friday at 11…View Original Post
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