In this feature film by Michael Sarnoski with an improbable synopsis, Cage plays a hermit-truffle hunter …
Nicolas Cage stars in Michael Sarnoski’s new film, Pig , alongside Alex Wolff . In this feature film, he plays a hermit reclusive in the forest and a truffle hunter, accompanied by a somewhat surprising companion, since it is a pig, who helps him in his plant quest. But when her boyfriend disappears, things get tough.
Despite its rather surprising spitch, the film has so far had good feedback and rather positive reviews, according to the American site The Hollywood Reporter , which did not fail to amaze the 57-year-old actor. Indeed, in recent years, his films have not had such positive feedback, “it’s very nice to have an enthusiastic response. It’s a little surprising, but very pleasant,” he said. the magazine , at the premiere in Los Angeles on July 13. The film even reached 97% positive reviews on the Rotten Tomatoes site., dedicated to film critics. The actor even said how good a relationship he had with his co-star Alex Wolff, when the latter was no longer willing to pay attention to criticism. Cage told him, “You should watch this one, because it should surprise you.” The two actors share many scenes and working together was for Cage “the best experience I have had: both professionally and personally.”
Pig may remind some of the John Wick movie , starring Keanu Reeves, in which the actor played a repentant ex-hitman who was overcome with hatred when his pup is murdered. But Cage, who seems to continue in the field of independent films, didn’t particularly see the connection: “I couldn’t think of a film more removed from John Wick than Pig.” He added, “I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to the Jerry Bruckheimer guy shows, because I think there’s a cult of fear in the studios and it’s pretty suffocating. I don’t feel that way when I do. make an independent film. “
What attracted Cage a lot to this film is the human-animal relationship, which can be emotional for more than one person. He commented on this supernatural friendship saying he understood “this deep connection we can have with our animal siblings. I know I rely a lot on my friendship with my cats and haven’t seen a lot of movies. on this subject, on these relationships between humans and their animal friends “.
We owe a lot to Cage for the success of this film. According to the crew, the actor arrived more determined than ever, already fully in his role as a battered man, in search of solace in nature. The director also said of his first role: “It’s crazy because it’s like people only now realize that ‘Nic’ is a really good actor, when I thought we were all. I’ve been aware of it for a long time. I know he does roles that are a bit pompous at times, but he’s a great actor and always has been. I feel like a fool to give myself any credit, but I’m happy that people recognize him in this film “.