Nicolas Cage has made a generous donation while shooting his new thriller Down Under.
While the actor is filming in the famous beach town, that didn’t stop him from making a call to Channel 7’s Telethon benefiting Aussie children’s charities.
Cage gave host Rick Ardon a shock when he called into the Telethon NRMA Call Centre in Perth to pledge a $5,000 (£2,585) cash donation.
“I’d love to be with you right now but I am filming down south,” Cage said.
“I’d like to ask you to please donate to Telethon and help some children, maybe save some children’s lives.”
Ardon then revealed the amount the Moonstruck star pledged.
“A good effort, and what’s more Cage has given us $5,000,” the host told viewers.
According to Perth News, the 59-year-old actor was spotted landing last week before making his way down south with principal photography commencing.
Cage stars as a man who returns to his beachside hometown in Australia after building a life for himself in the US for many years, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
Shortly after returning, the man is humiliated in front of his teenage son by a gang of surfers who claim ownership over the secluded beach from his childhood.
‘The Surfer’ decides to remain at the beach, declaring war against those in control of the beach. However, the conflict escalates with ‘The Surfer’ taken to the edge of his sanity.
Offft. This sounds very juicy.
Lorcan Finnegan (Irish Vivarium) is directing the flick.
Robert Connolly of Arenamedia and Leonora Darby, James Harris and Mark Lane of Tea Shop Productions, and Nathan Klinger serve as producers.
Apur Parikh, Josh Harris, Ford Corbett and Mark Fasano of Gramercy Park Media are executive producing, with Michael Rothstein and Sam Hall executive producing for Mossbank.
“We’re incredibly excited to be working with Lorcan, Thomas, Arenamedia and Tea Shop on such a visceral and unique thriller,” Hall told the publication.
“Nicolas Cage is the perfect actor for this iconic role and will undoubtedly deliver a tour de force performance which is sure to be something very special and will captivate audiences worldwide.”
No word yet on when the film will be released, but hopefully we can expect it sometime in 2024.Featured Image Credit: Robin L Marshall/Getty Images. Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images