Sympathy For The Devil: Everything We Know So Far About The Nicolas Cage Psychological Thriller

Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage ("Pig," "Leaving Las Vegas") and Joel Kinnaman ("RoboCop," "The Suicide Squad") are set to team up in "Sympathy for the Devil," a new film from director Yuval Adler ("The Operative," "The Secrets We Keep"). The project is currently filming on location in Las Vegas. 

Nicolas Cage is just coming off of his critically acclaimed performance as a fictional version of himself in the Tom Gormican film "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent." Joel Kinnaman is currently starring in the Apple TV+ space exploration series "For All Mankind." He'll be seen next in the John Woo action-thriller "Silent Night." 

"Sympathy for the Devil" will be set up by Capstone Global for worldwide sales, with a title introduction at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The event runs from September 8 through September 16, 2022.

What we think Sympathy for the Devil will be about

"Sympathy for the Devil" is described as a psychological thriller. Here is the synopsis for the film:

Written by Luke Paradise (the upcoming "Lost on a Mountain in Maine"), "Sympathy for the Devil" follows "The Driver" (Kinnaman) who finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse after being forced to drive a mysterious man, "The Passenger" (Cage). As their white-knuckle ride progresses, it becomes clear that not everything is as it seems.

Producer Allan Ungar said of the project, "This is a tour de force featuring two incredible actors. As an acclaimed filmmaker, Yuval has assembled the perfect cast and brought a unique and gritty vision to this film that will be sure to capture audiences."

Writer Luke Paradise doesn't have any past credits listed on his IMDB page. However, there are nine upcoming titles on there for which Paradise is credited as a writer. They include "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," which is in post-production, and "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde." The script for "Sympathy for the Devil" has been in development, according to a profile on, since 2017. It started as a spec script.

What we know about the cast and crew of Sympathy for the Devil

The only cast members that have been announced so far are Cage and Kinnaman. Director Yuval Adler's feature film debut "Bethlehem" won numerous awards in 2013, including Venice Days at the Venice Film Festival, and six Israeli Film Academy awards. It was the official Academy Award entry for Israel in 2014. His other films include "The Operative" with Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman, and "The Secrets We Keep" with Noomi Rapace, and Kinnaman.

Producing "Sympathy for the Devil" are Christian Mercuri from Capstone Studios, teaming up with Alex Lebovici's Hammerstone Studios and Signature Films. Capstone and Hammerstone worked together on the upcoming "Boy Kills World" starring Bill Skarsgård. Also producing are Allan Ungar, Stuart Manashil, and Marc Goldberg from Signature Films. Lebovici, David Haring, David Sullivan, Jason Soto, Tim Moore, Courtney Chenn, and Waylen Lin are executive producing. 

We'll keep you updated with more news as it becomes available.