MTV News has confirmed that Nicolas Cage is set to play Chicago crime boss Al Capone in “The Untouchables: Capone Rising.”
Cage will reteam with his “Snake Eyes: director Brian DePalma for the project, playing a younger version of the character made famous by Robert DeNiro.
“Capone Rising” is a prequel to DePalma’s 1987 classic “The Untouchables,” and will revolve around the early dealings between Capone and Irish cop Jimmy Malone (played by Sean Connery in the original).
Sean Penn or Colin Farrell remain the hot rumours to be cast as the younger Connery. Shooting will begin in October.