A new Nicolas Cage film seems to come out almost on a monthly basis, at this point. But somehow, even with that frequency, each of Cage’s films is unique in some way. The man definitely knows how to add some variety to his filmography. And that continues in the upcoming film “Running with the Devil.”
As seen in the trailer, “Running with the Devil” tells the story of two men, who work for a drug cartel, as they have to travel to another country (presumably in South America) to seemingly audit the creation of the drug. You see, the drugs aren’t nearly as powerful as they should be, so when that’s the case, you have to call Nicolas Cage, known in the film as The Cook, to go and see what’s up. Joining him on the mission is none other than Laurence Fishburne, who plays The Man, who seems to be the muscle.
Interestingly, it does appear that Cage plays the Heisenberg role in this film as Bryan Cranston did in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” And making that connection even more apparent, Cage seems to be doing his own minimalist version of a Heisenberg/Walter White cosplay.
Joining Cage and Fishburne in the cast are Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Leslie Bibb, Clifton Collins Jr., Peter Facinelli, Christian Tappan, Natalia Reyes, and Cole Hauser. “Running with the Devil” is written and directed by Jason Cabell.
“Running with the Devil” arrives in select theaters and VOD on September 20.
Here’s the synopsis:
When a cocaine shipment is compromised to the dismay of a drug cartel’s CEO, known simply as The Boss, he orders his most trusted henchman, The Cook, and his partner, another master drug trafficker known as The Man, on a dangerous journey to audit the company’s supply chain. As the drugs make their perilous trek across international borders, past gangsters, refiners, and couriers, they are also being tracked by Federal Agents. When The Cook realizes where the network is breaking down, it may be too late to keep the cartel satisfied.