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Nicolas Cage to star as Joe Exotic in limited TV series

Nicolas Cage to star as Joe Exotic in limited TV series
Posted at 1:44 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 17:03:15-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Joe Exotic phenomenon keeps growing.

Nicolas Cage will star in a  TV miniseries based on the colorful wild animal owner made famous in the "Tiger King" docuseries.

The TV series is a first for Cage, who has played a range of characters in movies including "Leaving Las Vegas," for which he won an Oscar.

Producers said the eight-part series will explore how an Oklahoma zoo owner named Joe Schreibvogel became the controversial Joe Exotic.

A network and air date for the series have yet to be determined.  

Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary series made its subject an object of fascination.