[Nicolas Cage walks out.]

[Nicolas Cage walks out.]

Share Tweet
Shop ▾

A mere two weeks before the Joel Schumacher-directed drama Trespass was to begin filming in Louisiana, star Nicolas Cage has gone missing, leaving the entire production in the lurch. Cage was meant to join Nicole Kidman as a married couple taken hostage by thieves, but had recently decided he’d rather play the main villain. And while Millennium Films accommodated the last-minute switch and offered the husband role to Liev Schreiber instead (who hasn’t yet officially accepted), it apparently wasn’t enough to keep Cage’s interest—despite the contractual lock of his $7 million deal. Some are speculating that Cage is simply burned out from making so many movies lately, a hectic work pace he’s kept up under the umbra of his $14 million debt to the IRS. Whatever the reason, Cage's walkout has left the studio scrambling to find a replacement in time for its start date, lest the entire picture fold and leave everyone who was planning to work on it without a job. In the meantime, although it’s rumored that Cage went on vacation to the Bahamas, no one seems to be able to reach him. Have they checked his pyramid?

Send your Newswire tips to tips@avclub.com