Another random Nicolas Cage movie has arrived, though this time around it has some real literary flavor. “Vengeance: A Love Story” is based on the provocatively titled novel “Rape: A Love Story” by Joyce Carol Oates. But the cinematic translation winds up playing more or less like what you’d expect from latter day Cage.
Originally slated to direct, the actor passed the duties onto longtime second unit and stunt coordinator Johnny Martin for this story about a detective who takes matters into his own hands when the perpetrators of a vicious attack on a mother and her daughter are set free. Here’s the official synopsis:
On the Fourth of July, single mother Teena is brutally assaulted by a local gang in front of her 12-year-old daughter Bethie. Even though Bethie is able to identify the attackers, the defense hires a local hot-shot defense attorney who manipulates the law to their advantage. When the criminals are set free, Gulf War veteran and detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) is dismayed by the lack of justice and plots revenge against the men on Teena’s behalf.
Co-starring Don Johnson, “Vengeance: A Love Story” opens in select theaters and On Demand on September 15th.