Nicolas Cage and Hereditary star Alex Wolff will star in Pig from Pulse Films, which is scheduled to begin production in Oregon today (23).
Michael Sarnoski will direct from his screenplay based on a story he wrote with Vanessa Block, who is on board as producer.
The project from Pulse Films’ scripted film slate tells of a truffle hunter (Cage) who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness and must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped
Pulse Films, BlockBox Entertainment, Valparaiso Pictures and Cage’s Saturn Pictures are producing in association with Escape Artists and Sweet Tomato Films. Len Blavatnik’s AI Film will majority finance the project with co-financing from Escape Artists & Sweet Tomato Films.
Producing with Block are Dimitra Tsingou, Thomas Benski, Ben Giladi, David Carrico, Adam Paulsen, Dori Rath, Joseph Restaino, Steve Tisch, and Cage. Endeavor Content represents worldwide rights.
Cage most recently starred in the Sundance selection Mandy. His upcoming credits include Prisoners Of The Ghostland directed by Sion Sono and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) entry Color Out Of Space, which RLJE Films will distribute in the US.
Wolff is best known for Hereditary and has also appeared in Patriots Day and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Coming up are The Cat And The Moon, which he wrote and directed; Jumanji: The Next Level, and TIFF selections Castle In The Ground, (Bad Education, which sold to HBO), and Human Capital.