“Borat” helmer Larry Charles is set to direct and Nicolas Cage is slated to star in the satirical comedy “Army of One” for TWC-Dimension, Endgame Entertainment and Conde Nast Entertainment.
The story is loosely based on a GQ magazine article about a Colorado construction worker/ex-con who attempted to sneak into Pakistan and Afghanistan multiple times. His goal? To find and kill Osama Bin Laden. He never succeeded though as the al-Qaeda leader was ultimately assassinated at the hands of U.S. Navy Seal Team 6 in May 2011.
Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman (Draft Day) penned the script, but Charles is expected to use the same semi-improvised techniques he used in “Bruno” and “The Dictator” which will allow Cage to deliver an unpredictable and unstable character performance.
Shooting is slated to begin at the end of March for a late 2015 release through TWC-Dimension.