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Sunday October 14, 2007 10:36 pm

Nicolas Cage Matches With ‘The Wrestler’

Cage as The Wrestler? may don the tights and deliver a box office smack down in indie drama The Wrestler. Aronofsky, best known for such trippy films as Pi, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain, is joined by screenwriter Robert Siegel for this film.

Cage will enter the squared circle as Randy “The Ram” Robinson, a star from the ’80s who has become a burnt out nothing (see present-day Jake “The Snake” Roberts.)  After Robinson suffers a heart attack mid-match, he decides to hang up his boots to avoid certain death. As most ex-wrestlers do, Robinson shacks up with an old stripper and tries to start a family. But when a tempting offer comes along, Robinson must decide whether the fight is worth probable death.

Sound awful? Just remember Cage’s last film Next. Doesn’t seem so bad now, now does it?

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

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