Nicolas Cage is set to star in a scripted series centered on Joe Exotic, the subject of the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King,”
The eight-episode series is being produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. It will be taken to market in the coming days. It is based on the Texas Monthly article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad.VARIETY
The world has been asking for more Tiger King and the world will receive more Tiger king. It’s going to come in the form of a scripted series and I couldn’t think of anyone better to take on the “Joe Exotic” role other than Nicholas Cage. An absolute electric factory all around. I need to know who’s going to play the rest of the characters. I want to know who’s going to be the girl that got her arm bitten off and who’s going to play Carole Baskins husband. I put together a list of who should be picked for the lead roles for the eight episode series.
DOC ANTLE: WILL FERRELL
CAROLE BASKIN: MELISSA MCCARTHY
JEFF LOWE: FRED DURST