Oscar winner Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in the upcoming horror-thriller “Mom and Dad” from “Crank” writer-director Brian Taylor, it was announced Friday.
“Mom and Dad” follows a teenage girl and her little brother who must survive a wild 24 hours, during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
The film will be produced by Tim Zajaros and Christopher Lemole of Armory Films, while Cassian Elwes and Jere Hausfater will serve as executive producers. This will be the second film for Armory and Elwes and their newly-minted Zeal Media. XYZ Films will handle worldwide sales on the film beginning at the European Film Market in Berlin. Production is slated to start in July.
“This is the kind of role Nic was put here to play. Human, funny, scary — somehow grounded while at the same time completely off the rails. For a filmmaker, there is nothing quite like the experience of Nic Cage bringing a character you’ve written to life,” Taylor said.
Cage is represented by CAA, Mike Nilon at LINK, and Jake Bloom and Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott.
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The Oscar winner was part of an investment group that hoped to turn the town of Braselton, Georgia, into a tourist attraction and a hub for film and TV production. The plan ultimately failed and she lost millions. She was also sued by Main Line Pictures after withdrawing from a verbally binding agreement to star in "Boxing Helena." The court told her to pay $8.1 million, but the ruling was overturned on appeal. She settled for $3.8 million after filing for bankruptcy.
The "Blade" star filed for bankruptcy in 2006 and was indicted for tax fraud several months later. Snipes was found guilty of failing to pay over $12 million in taxes and served three years in prison.
In 1991, the rapper made over $33 million. By 1996, he was $14 million in the hole and had to declare bankruptcy. He'd spent his fortune on cars, airplanes, a record company, a $30 million home and his posse of 200 friends.
The "Point Break" star filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2012 after amassing over half a million dollars in debt with the IRS, lawyers, UCLA Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts, a storage company and a woman named Carla Loeffler, who sued him for assault at a Tulsa airport in 2011.
The “Baywatch” bombshell owed so much money to the IRS in overdue taxes that she was forced sell her Malibu home in 2013 for $7.75 million.
Another “Baywatch” star, Eggert was forced to sell her Los Angeles home in 2015 for $1.15 million to cover mounting bills.
In 2009, Cage earned $40 million. Over the years, he owned a Malibu home, a country manor, a medieval castle, Midford Castle, property in the Bahamas and a 40-acre island in the Exuma archipelago. The IRS slammed him with a bill for $6.2 million and he promptly sued his money manager for negligence and fraud. These days, the actor is living more modestly.
Coleman, who died of a traumatic brain injury in 2010 after falling down the stairs at his home, was once the highest-paid actor on television with a $7 million fortune. He declared bankruptcy in 1999, which he blamed on costly medical issues and a drawn-out legal battle with his adoptive parents.
Bridges, who played the lovable Willis Jackson during eight seasons of "Diff'rent Strokes," made a reported $15,000- $30,000 a week. He lost nearly all of it after battling drug addiction. Documents revealed he was barely making $22,500 a year.
Coleman's adoptive sister Kimberly Drummond on "Diff'rent Strokes" died in 1999 of an overdose at age 34 after years spent struggling with poverty and substance abuse.
The '80s teen idol began using drugs at 15 and struggled to overcome addiction throughout his life. In 2010, he passed away at the age of 38 of pneumonia.
After investing in a bad coal mine deal, the teen heartthrob from "Eight is Enough" and "Charles in Charge" went from making about $1.6 million a year to owing a whopping $400,000 to the IRS and battling homelessness.
The "Full House" actress and recovering meth addict stated in divorce papers that her home with ex Cody Herpin was in foreclosure. She blamed Herpin's refusal to find employment as the cause for their situation.
In 1990, Nelson owed $16.7 million to the IRS in back taxes. As a result, authorities raided his Texas ranch home, seizing the 44-acre estate and the rest of his assets. The country music icon blames his money woes on a no-good accountant.
Comedian and '90s sitcom actor David "Sinbad" Adkins filed for bankruptcy twice and admitted he owed a debt of as much as $11 million. He said $8 million of that was for unpaid taxes.
After a long struggle with drug addiction, the '70s child star/teen idol filed for bankruptcy and famously relied on a $1,000-a-month allowance from his mother.
Despite his enormous success playing George Jefferson in "All in the Family" and spin-off "The Jeffersons," Hemsley filed for Chapter 13 in June 1999; he died in 2012.
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