The Rob King-directed sci-fi action pic THE HUMANITY BUREAU has tapped Nicolas Cage for the lead role. The Academy Award-winning actor will join Sarah Lind, Jakob Davies, and Hugh Dillon in the pic set in the year 2030 when global warming has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest.
The film follows a government agency called The Humanity Bureau that attempts to take hold of the economic recession by exiling members of society deemed unproductive and banishing them to a colony known as New Eden. Cage will play an ambitious and impartial caseworker who investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Lind) and her son (Davies).
King will direct the script by Dave Schultz. Minds Eye Entertainment, VMI Worldwide and Bridgegate Pictures are partnering for the project. Shooting is set to begin this week in British Columbia.
Cage most recent credits include Snowden, Dog Eat Dog, and Army of One. He has a full slate of films coming out within the next year including the horror Mom and Dad with Selma Blair as well as the drama Inconceivable with Faye Dunaway.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer