Nicolas Cage is set to star in a scripted series centered on Joe Exotic, the subject of the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The eight-episode series is being produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. It will be taken to market in the coming days. It is based on the Texas Monthly article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad.
The story centers around Joe Schreibvogel, a.k.a Joe Exotic, an eccentric, exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to keep his park even at the risk of losing his sanity. The series will live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic, and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.
People have some sort of infatuation with consuming content of people and characters they're supposed to loathe, whether they're real or fictional. I'm talking characters like Tony Soprano, Walter White and of course the current and real life example, Joe Exotic. Maybe OJ Simpson a little bit. Those dudes all SUCK but we watch and consume the shit they're in non-stop. Villains put asses in seats, there's no denying that.
What I'm getting at is this, if you combine Nick Cage and Joe Exotic I'm watching the absolute SHIT out of that show. We all are. And that's not to say I don't like Nick Cage, because I do like him, but his style of acting is just so goddamn funny that I know that this Joe Exotic series will be a grade A home run, especially when we're all cooped up in our houses for the foreseeable future.
Now who's going to play Carole Baskin? No idea but I have one suggestion and I think it's maybe the best idea I've ever had, outside of becoming an oil tycoon:
Ginger from Casino:
Boom. And no, I'm not talking about Sharon Stone. I'm talking about Ginger from Casino, the most despicable, conniving bitch on planet earth. I need Ginger and her entire uppity twat attitude playing Carole Baskin like I need air to breath. Can you imagine getting that character paired with Nick Cage's portrayal of Joe Exotic?
Touch em all! That'll be grade A quarantine trash TV. Give em all the Emmys, Oscars, Pulitzers, MVPs and Lombardi trophies. Need it