For his final role, Nicolas Cage channels Keanu Reeves and Liam Neeson while playing a truffle hunter in a revenge thriller called PIG. Ahead of the film’s July release, Neon Films released the trailer to give moviegoers a preview.
Cage plays a reclusive character named Rob who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness. When his beloved forage pig is kidnapped, he must travel to Portland and confront his long-abandoned past to get her back. During the search, he recruits a truffle seller played by Alex Wolff (Hereditary).
The clip opens with a heavily bearded cage accompanying her pig as she finds truffles. One night, her remote cabin is attacked and she is taken away. Bloodied and beaten, he sets off in search of the pig, although he is discouraged from continuing to search for it.
The cast is completed by Adam Arkin, Nina Belforte, Dalene Young, Gretchen Corbett, Julia Bray, Darius Pierce and Elijah Ungvary. PIG is directed by Michael Sarnoski (Olympia and Fight Night Legacy), who wrote the screenplay with Vanessa Block. Cage produced the film with Block.
“We started making the movie as we were both going through very similar personal things in our lives and we immediately bonded and connected and were very open emotionally with each other,” Wolff told Variety about to work with Cage. “We just became best friends.”
Cage’s most recent films are Prisoners of the Ghostland and Willy’s Wonderland. After PIG, he will play a fictional version of himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, an action comedy with a supporting cast consisting of Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Tiffany Haddish and Neil Patrick Harris.
Watch the trailer for PIG with Nicolas Cage below. The film will hit theaters on July 16.