Nicolas Cage to star in Portland-based movie Pig
The production of the film has begun in Oregon
Nicolas Cage will star in a Portland-based movie titled Pig. The film, directed by Michael Sarnoski, tells the story of a solitary Oregon truffle hunter (Cage) who loses his pig while foraging in the woods and must journey into Portland — and his long-abandoned past —to recover her.
Cage, who is also the film's producer, will star alongside Hereditary's Alex Wolff. The film's production started in Oregon on Monday. While it's unclear if the movie will actually be filmed in Portland, rumors of Cage being spotted around the city surfaced on social media the last few days.
“What began as a very personal project has transformed into a labour of love for so many talented people,” Sarnoski said. “I’m thrilled for us all to be bringing this strange world to life.”
Cage recently starred in Richard Stanley’s sci-fi thriller Color Out of Space, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).