A trio of actors have been set to topline the road trip drama Wild Side. Deadline reports that Nicolas Cage, Juno Temple, and Johnny Knoxville will star in the Jesse Baget-directed (Breathelss) drama which centers on “a small town southern beauty queen who is on the run from a ruthless killer determined to retrieve diamonds he stole during a murderous heist.” The beauty queen plans to escape New Orleans with the diamonds, but first she must elude authorities, a news reporter, and Odel, “a self-described wolf determined to hunt her down and recover his swag.”
It’s assumed that Temple will be playing said beauty queen, but Deadline’s report doesn’t specify which roles Cage and Knoxville will take. Easy money would be on Cage playing the ruthless killer (Cage Rage!), but I could also see him playing a quirky news reporter with that classic Cage spin. The actor recently wrapped the serial killer drama Frozen Ground opposite John Cusack, and he’ll next shoot a sure-to-be-memorable role in Charlie Kaufman’s Frank or Francis. Temple recently wrapped Lovelace and stars in this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises.