Another month, another Nicolas Cage thriller. This time around, the film is Roger Donaldson‘s Seeking Justice (formerly titled The Hungry Rabbit Jumps and then just Justice), and Cage plays a man so filled with rage over a recent attack on his wife (January Jones) that he takes a stranger (Guy Pearce) up on his offer to “take care of” the attacker. Cage’s character is then shocked, just shocked, to find out that vigilante justice isn’t exactly sweet and simple. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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It’s been over a year since we saw anything from the Roger Donaldson thriller The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, which shot in late 2009 with Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce. Turns out, the film now has a different title — the much less quirky Justice — and after a long delay is finally going to see release. There’s a UK trailer for the film, and after watching it you can probably start to understand why the film has been delayed for so long.

Hit the jump for that footage, showing how Cage is drawn into an ugly situation when he accepts Guy Pearce’s offer of third-party vengeance after his wife (Jones) is attacked. There are also a bunch of images from the film. One image has Nic Cage in a glittery Mardi Gras mask, and if I don’t start to see that as some of your Twitter icons soon I’ll be disappointed. Read More »

First Look: Nicolas Cage in The Hungry Rabbit Jumps

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Janice Wong caught a photo of Nicolas Cage filming a scene for his new film The Hungry Rabbit Jumps. The dramatic thriller tells the story of “a man whose wife is the victim of a brutal crime” and “subsequently becomes entangled with an underground vigilante organization.” Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, The Bounty, The Bank Job) is directing, while January Jones and Guy Pearce co-star.

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Casting news will be thin until next week; Hollywood basically rolls up the sidewalks when a holiday like Thanksgiving comes around. Don’t expect much news. But we’ve got a weird note and a good one to get today going.

Woody Allen is working at a breakneck pace. There’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, his latest London-set film, which is already in post-production. He’s already thinking about his follow-up, which is said to be a romantic drama set in Paris. Back in June he met French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and shortly after that he offered Bruni a role in his next film. Now she says she’s accepted, though in classic style for anyone taking a role in an upcoming Allen film, she doesn’t know what she’ll be playing. “He offered me a role in his next movie,” Bruni-Sarkozy told Canal Plus. “I don’t know for what character, but I said yes. I’m not an actress at all. Maybe I will be terrible. But, in my life, I cannot let such a chance go.” [Bloomberg] Read More »

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UPDATE: Spoke too soon on the Green Hornet deal below. THR reports that Cage has officially dropped out of Gondry’s movie. He had not yet shot any scenes. (He’d never ‘officially’ joined the cast.) Columbia, Gondry and the producers will commence the search for a new villain; expect to hear that casting fairly soon. Original article follows.

Nicolas Cage seems to be making movies left and right — he’s finished The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bad Lieutenant and Kick-Ass, may well be the bad guy in The Green Hornet, will be starring in Drive Angry, and now is jumping onto a sort of revenge thriller called The Hungry Rabbit Jumps. Anything that keeps him from making another Ghost Rider movie, right? (Or would you prefer that he be safely confined within that sequel rather than bringing that hair to new projects?) Read More »

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