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Nicolas Cage wants to do TV. In fact, after a few more films, the Oscar-winning actor said in a recent interview that he only wants to do TV — unless something really special or a reprise of one of his favorite roles on the big screen, like sequels Face-off the Ghost Riderresulting.
Cage said he doesn’t watch much TV, but his son eventually convinced him to catch up Breaking Bad last year. He called the series “wonderful” and said he was interested in doing quality work episodically.
“I want to explore other forms,” Cage Uproxx said. “I’m very interested in immersive streaming with episodic TV. I’ve seen things that can be done now with characters and the time they’re given to express themselves. I saw Bryan Cranston stare at a suitcase for an hour in one episode Breaking Bad. We don’t have time to do that in a feature film, so maybe TV is the next best step for me. We’ll see.”
As for film, “after 45 years of doing this. that in over 100 films – I feel like I’ve pretty much said what I had to say with cinema. And I’d like to go out on a high and say, ‘Adios’. I think I have to do maybe three or four more films to get there, and then hopefully I’ll switch formats and move on to some other form of acting.”
Cage says that “I would have I liked to have left on a high note, like [his latest release] A dream scenario. But I have other contracts to fulfill, so we’ll see what happens. I mean, I’m going to be very strict and very austere [sic] on the ongoing selection process’.
In the meantime, A dream scenario had a strong limited opening last weekend – the latest in a string of them from A24.
A dream scenario grossed $215,552 on 6 screens for a per-theater average of $35,925 and sold out Q&A with Borgli (Sick Of Myself) and cast. The Norwegian director’s English-language debut premiering at TIFF will have a limited release in top markets next weekend ahead of further expansion over Thanksgiving and the wider 12/1 break.
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