EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Cage is set to star in Philly Fury, a thriller penned by Jason Mosberg that Steven C. Miller will direct, with production to begin in May. Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films will produce, and the picture will be released in the U.S. through Lionsgate Premiere through its multi-picture distribution deal with Emmett/Furla. Highland Film Group will sell the picture internationally. This is the fourth film that Emmett/Furla and Cage have made together.
The story revolves around a Philadelphia businessman whose deadbeat brother is kidnapped for a large ransom. When everyone involved believes the deadbeat is in on the kidnapping, the businessman must take action himself. Cage plays a Philadelphia mobster and alleged kidnapper. Cage next stars in the Mario Van Peebles-directed USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage and in the Oliver Stone-directed Snowden. Miller just directed Bruce Willis in Marauders, which Emmett/Furla/Oasis produce.
Emmett/Furla is currently in post-production on the Martin Scorsese-directed Silence. The company also recently wrapped principal photography on the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Scoot McNairy starrer 478, from director Elliott Lester and producer Darren Aronofsky. CAA and LINK Entertainment rep Cage. Miller is repped by UTA, Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm and attorney Wayne Alexander.