BYLINE: By JOHN CASSIDY and CHRISTOPHER FOGELMAN, Associated Press An Associated Press/All About Entertainment teamThe following article was originally published on April 25, 2017, at 11:55 p.m.
EDT and is reproduced here with permission.
(© AP/AP)By JOHN CASTILLO, Associated NewsNew York City – It’s not often that someone can make a name for himself as a movie star, but Nicolas Cage seems to have done just that.
Cage, who starred in movies including “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” became the face of a franchise as well as a star in his own right.
Now, he’s coming out in his third film, “The Hateful Eight.”
It stars Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the character who once saved Cage from being killed in “The Road.”
In a trailer posted on the Netflix website, Cage’s character was seen in a diner with a bunch of friends and, with the help of his dog, gets out of a vehicle.
A group of people, including his wife, see him walking away and try to stop him.
Cage shouts back, “Don’t get out of my way!”
A few minutes later, Cage appears on the set of a TV news show in the desert.
He’s holding a sign reading “We’re gonna win.”
It’s the first time that Cage has appeared on a major network news program, though the New York Times reports that he has been on the network news in the past.
(It’s unclear if that was intentional.)
Cage was the first actor to appear on a cable news program in 2015, and he has made at least three appearances on the ABC News and CBS Evening News in the same year.
(Cable News Network was not involved in this report.)
“We’re a small, independent TV network and we’re trying to create something unique in this day and age,” David Marcus, a CNN producer who is also a producer on “The O.C.,” said in a statement.
“That is why we’re thrilled to have Nicolas Cage on our network.”
The announcement came after a meeting with Netflix executives in Manhattan.
In the trailer for “The Big Short,” Cage’s dog, Bozo, is seen running around the diner with the sign “We are the Hateful eight.”