Nicolas Cage will star in the Harold Becker-directed thriller “Vengeance: A Love Story” at Hannibal Classics and Patriot Pictures.
John Mankiewicz adapted the screenplay based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2003 novel. The story centers on the aftermath of a victim of gang rape, left for dead in a park boathouse.
The victim is a single mother in her 30s and the attack is witnessed by her daughter. A policeman who is a Gulf War veteran becomes her unexpected champion.
Samuel L. Jackson was attached to a previous incarnation of the project in 2009. Richard Rionda Del Castro and Michael Mendelsohn will produce and filming begins in March in Atlanta.