Nicolas Cage to Star in His First Western

Nicolas Cage at the
Nicolas Cage at the "Mom and Dad" premiere in 2017. Photo by Stacey Newman/REX/Shutterstock (9049084i)

Nicolas Cage’s prolific acting career saw the Academy Award winner dipping his toes in a number of different movie genres. But curiously enough, Cage never had a role in a western film. Well, that’s about to change.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cage is set to star in the upcoming western The Old Way that comes from director Brett Donowho (Acts of Violence). The movie centers on gunslinger-turned-store owner Colton Briggs (Cage), who left his old ways behind and is trying to live a quiet family life. But Briggs’ idyllic retirement is cut short when his wife gets murdered by a group of outlaws. He decides to get back in the saddle to take his revenge while bringing along his 12-year-old daughter as his sidekick.

“Being born and raised in the West, this is another good match and long overdue,” said Cage about his venture in westerns via The Hollywood Reporter.

Further details about The Old Way, including the release date and rest of the cast, remain under wraps.

Nicolas Cage previously took on another West-related project several months ago. The 57-year-old will also be part of the frontier epic Butcher’s Crossing that will see him portray a buffalo hunter named Miller. His character welcomes a Harvard dropout to his team, and together they embark on a breathtaking journey across the West.

Cage’s other upcoming features include 2022’s action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which he plays a fictionalized version of himself.