Nicolas Cage Searches For His Best Friend (An Actual Pig) In New Movie Trailer

Pig, starring Nicolas Cage, sees the actor playing a truffle hunter with a massive beard.


Nicolas Cage has certainly made a lot of interesting choices throughout his career, but even more so over the last decade. And, by the looks of it, that streak continues with his next movie. In Pig, which releases on July 16, he's a truffle hunter (which is evidently a real job) on the hunt for his friend, an actual pig, after it's kidnapped. How's he supposed to find truffles to sell to high-end restaurants without his trusted sidekick?

The movie looks equal parts creepy and dramatic, as a bearded Cage is attacked in the woods and his pig is taken. As the search begins, he appears genuinely distraught without his companion as he makes his way into the city to find out who wronged him (and his pig).

The film also stars Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin, Gretchen Corbett, and a number of others. Michael Sarnoski serves as director of the film, making his feature debut.

Pig is scheduled to hit theaters on July 16. Later this year, Cage has another project releasing that's highly anticipated. In The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the actor plays a version of himself who is suffering through debt and a strained relationship with his daughter. He also gets wrapped up with the CIA and a Mexican drug cartel because, why not? A release date for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent has not been announced.

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