Nicolas Cage and Alex Wolff are set to star in Michael Sarnoski’s “Pig,” which is set to begin production on Monday.
Sarnoski, who wrote the script based on his and Vanessa Block’s story, will direct and produce.
“Pig” follows a truffle hunter (Cage), who lives alone in Oregon. When his foraging pig is kidnapped, he must head into Portland to recover her.
Block, Cage, Dimitra Tsingou, Thomas Benski, Ben Giladi, David Carrico, Adam Paulsen, Dori Rath, Joseph Restaino and Steve Tisch will produce.
“What began as a very personal project has transformed into a labor of love for so many talented people,” Sarnoski said in a statement. “I’m thrilled for us all to be bringing this strange world to life.”
Cage most recently starred in the Sundance title “Mandy,” and his upcoming projects include “Prisoners of the Ghostland” and “Color Out of Space.” He is represented by WME and Stride Management.
Wolff’s most recent credits include “Hereditary,” “Patriots Day” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” He will next be seen in “The Cat and the Moon,” which he also wrote and directed,” as well as “Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Castle in the Ground,” “Bad Education” and “Human Capital.” He is represented by CAA, Untitled and Definition-Entertainment.
Pulse Films, BlockBox Entertainment, Valparaiso Pictures and Cage’s Saturn Pictures are producing in association with scape Artists and Sweet Tomato Films. The film will be majority financed by Len Blavatnik’s AI Film with co-finance from Escape Artists & Sweet Tomato Films. Content will represent the project’s worldwide rights.