>> Can “The Wrestler” Escape the Cage?

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage is in talks to star in The Wrestler, written by Robert Siegel. The film, which is in development at Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, follows a 1980s-era pro wrestling star named Randy “The Ram” Robinson who has become a burnt-out shell of his former self. Ram has a heart attack in a small-time match, and his doctor warns him that if he ever fights again, he would be risking his own life.In an effort to build a new life, Robinson takes a job at a deli, moves in with an aging stripper and tries to build a relationship with her son. But the prospect of a rematch with his old nemesis the Ayatollah proves too tempting to resist, even if it means risking his life.

Cage has yet to sign a contract, and it is unknown if Requiem For A Dream and The Fountain helmer Darren Aronofsky will personally direct this project, or sit on the sidelines and produce. Aronofsky is hard at work on a pre-strike film for Paramount called The Fighter, which stars Mark Wahlberg as boxer “Irish” Micky Ward in the mid-80’s.




  1. This movie could be unintentionally hilarious if it keeps kayfabe. Nick Cage wants to build a new life but he really hates the Ayatollah, who really is a former Iranian revolutionary.

  2. is The Fighter based on the real “Irish” Micky Ward boxer, or is it just a coincidence that they share the same name, because the current “Irish” Micky Ward I didn’t think was actually even fighting in the mid-80s, unless it’s about his amateur career maybe?

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