Nicolas Cage continues being unapologetically himself in his latest movie Sympathy for the Devil. And it seems like he’s taking Joel Kinnaman with him in director Yuval Adler‘s latest film if the trailer is any indication.
From what we can tell, Sympathy for the Devil tells the story of a man (Kinnaman) just trying to make it to the hospital to be there for the birth of their child. What he doesn’t expect is a mysterious passenger (Cage) getting into his car and holding him at gunpoint while spouting the most nonsensical and weird shit he can. And what seems to be a random carjacking turns into something more twisted because it seems like this passenger knows who the man is and is willing to do anything he can to get the truth.
This mysterious passenger’s methods range from threatening to kill everyone at a diner if the man isn’t honest with him, lighting shit on fire, and shooting a police officer after the man drives a little too fast. And the entire time, Cage is unhinged but looks dapper and even calls himself “sexy” at one point. All Kinnaman’s character can do is try to survive or lie long enough to get out of this situation, because he is totally hiding something and I can’t wait for them to clash.
Besides Sympathy for the Devil, Cage is also working on playing a vodka-drinking dragon in Highfire. Based on Eoin Colfer’s novel of the same name, it’s a “genre-bending, live-action series Highfire is a gritty crime-thriller with doses of magical realism. Its central character, Highfire (Cage) is a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated existence in the bayous of Louisiana.”
As for Kinnaman, he’s got two really interesting movies coming around. For one, he’s got Silent Night, a revenge movie where a grieving father seeks revenge against a ruthless gang on Christmas Eve. And honestly, it’s giving Nic Cage vibes for sure. He’s also got They Found Us in the works, which we’re even more excited about. That one is a horror sci-fi about a father and daughter on a camping trip that are trying to mend their broken relationship. Plot twist though when they have to fight an alien to prevent their abduction.
Watch the trailer for Sympathy for the Devil below:
Sympathy for the Devil is set to hit theaters on July 28, 2023.