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Nicolas Cage Tipped To Play A Vodka-Swilling Dragon In New Series Highfire

Nicolas Cage Tipped To Play A Vodka-Swilling Dragon In New Series Highfire

Nicolas Cage is set to voice a vodka-swilling, Flashdance-loving dragon for a new Amazon Prime series and I honestly can't think of a better casting choice.

According to Deadline, Cage will be voicing the lead character in TV series Highfire, based on the novel by Eoin Colfer, who also wrote the best-seller Artemis Fowl.

The book has been described as a sort of mash-up between True Detective and Pete's Dragon - can you imagine a better combination? I'm struggling.

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The book will be adapted for a live-action TV show by Davey Holmes and promises to be a 'genre-bending gritty-crime-thriller with doses of magical realism'.

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The dragon, that will be voiced by Cage, lives an isolated life in the wetlands of Louisiana.

According to Deadline, Lord Highfire was once ruler of the dragons but now spends his time hiding out in his shack and goes by the name Vern.

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He spends his days watching TV and 'drinking obscene amounts of vodka' to help pass the time.

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As well as voicing Vern, Cage will also be executive producing the new series.

LADbible has reached out to Amazon Prime for comment.

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That's not the only project Cage is working on, he's also set to star in and executive produce a new scripted TV series about Joe Exotic, Variety reports.

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Although details are scarce, Variety say it will be an eight-episode series based upon the Texas Monthly article: Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild.

It will be the first regular TV role for movie star Cage, but let's face it, who would want to miss the opportunity to play Joe Exotic?

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Cage is also tipped to play a much less challenging role as... erm... himself.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent centres on a fictionalised version of Cage who is desperate to get a role in Tarantino movie but ends up finding himself recruited by the CIA to gather intelligence about a billionaire Mexican drug king pin. How good does this sound?

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Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]