Cage set for 'Marble City' role

Nicolas Cage is set to star in action movie 'Marble City'.

Nicolas Cage is set to star in action movie 'Marble City'.

The 48-year-old actor and Mickey Rourke are in talks to appear in director Ryuhei Kitamura's film, which will tell the story of a recently released prisoner who seeks revenge on those who put him in jail before finding inner peace through vengeance.

Polaris Pictures' Producer Jeremy Wall will co-finance the high action movie and he is delighted the film has attracted the "highest calibre of actor" in Cage and Rourke.

He said: "The film is a high-action and close-combat fighting picture. We will bring a dynamic flair to the screen with this director and story.

"We are delighted to be attracting the highest calibre of actor in the business to work with us in this venture, namely Oscar winning actor Nicolas Cage and Oscar winning actor Mickey Rourke - let the battle begin."

Tom Sjolund has penned the script for the movie, which is set to go into production in early August, and Ryuhei has described the motion picture as a "'Kill Bill' meets 'Drive'" production.

He told "The movie is a story of one man's journey of vengeance on a road filled with rage, bullets and ultra-violence. He needs to go through the darkest places to reach the light in a classic story of revenge, redemption and salvation.

"I'm fully loaded with an incredible dream cast, great script and complete backing from my producers. Together we'll take action noir to the next level!"

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