We’ve seen Nicolas Cage do nearly anything and everything throughout his career in movies, but we’ve never really seen the actor take on a traditional Western. That’s about to change. For one, Cage appears in one of his first at TIFF this year, in filmmaker Gabe Polsky’s “Butcher’s Crossing” (read our review). And while we wait for distribution on that film, another Western that Cage shot, “The Old Way,” has taken the pole position to earn the bragging rights of “Nicolas Cage’s first-ever Western.”
Directed by Brett Donowho and written by Carl W. Lucas, “The Old Way” co-stars Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Noah Le Gros, Clint Howard, Kerry Knuppe with Nick Searcy, and Shiloh Fernandez.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage stars in his first-ever Western as Colton Briggs, a cold-blooded gunslinger turned respectable family man. When an outlaw and his gang put Colton and his family in peril, Colton is forced to take up arms with an unlikely partner — his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) — in this action-filled film that builds toward its fateful showdown with pulse-pounding suspense.
“The Old Way” opens in theaters on January 6, 2023, vis Saban Film and hits on Premium Video on Demand and Premium Digital on January 13, 2023.