The film is based on the novella by Joyce Carol Oates and stars Cage as a Niagra Falls Police detective who becomes impassioned with a case concerning the brutal rape off a young mother of 12-year-old girl. When the meth-head rapists are caught, their parents hire a slick criminal defense attorney who then puts the victim on trial. The story is how this crime affects three generations of women – the mother, the 12-year-old, and the grandmother (mother of the rape victim).
John Mankiewicz penned the script. Michael Mendelsohn, of Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management, is producing/financing the project. Richard Rionda Del Castro and Link Entertainment’s Mike Nilon are executive producing. Hannibal Classics is handling the film’s sales.
This will be the first feature Cage has directed since 2002’s Sonny starring James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, and Mena Suvari.
Cage is repped by CAA.
Emily J | Staff Writer