Hunter Biden-inspired film The Prince in development, Cameron Van Hoy directs and Scott Haze stars

Van Hoy will direct the film from a screenplay by legendary scenarist David Mamet
Hunter Biden-inspired film The Prince in development, Cameron Van Hoy directs and Scott Haze stars

Cameron Van Hoy is tapped to direct The Prince, a film about addiction inspired by Hunter Biden. Van Hoy will direct the film from a David Mamet screenplay. Scott Haze leads the star-studded ensemble cast, which includes JK Simmons, Nicolas Cage, Andy Garcia, and Giancarlo Esposito. The plot reportedly revolves around the tumultuous journey of an addict named Parker (Haze) towards recovery as he navigates the realms of power, pain, and pleasure. According to reports, Haze's protagonist Parker is partly inspired by Joe Biden's son Hunter.

For the uninitiated, Hunter Biden has just been found guilty of multiple felony counts in Delaware associated with the acquisition of a gun back in 2018. While Mamet suggested that the film is loosely based on Hunter's life in a recent interview with podcast host Andrew Klavan, a source closely associated with the makers refuted the reports.

Meanwhile, Van Hoy said in a recent interview with Deadline that it is "a dream to collaborate with Mamet, my dear friend and collaborator Haze, Academy Award winners Cage and Simmons, as well as Esposito and Garcia.”

Haze's most popular films are Child of God and Old Henry, and he will be next seen in Kevin Costner's two-part film Horizon: An American Saga. Van Hoy's most recent work is the crime thriller Flinch, starring Daniel Zovatto, Cathy Moriarty, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey. On the other hand, Mamet, best known for classics such as The Verdict and House of Games, last wrote the indie drama titled The Penitent – A Rational Man.

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