Nicolas Cage To Direct Joyce Carol Oates Adaptation “Vengeance: A Love Story”

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<> at Hotel De Rome on January 23, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

is set to direct , after previously attached director Harold Becker dropped out. Cage is also attached to star in the drama thriller.

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).

penned the script. , of and , is producing/financing the project. and Link Entertainment’s are executive producing. 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 .

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