Deadline reports that Cage will play the role of Colton Briggs – a former gunslinger who runs a store and lives quietly with his family. When a gang of outlaws murders his wife, he saddles up to deliver some retribution with an unlikely partner – his twelve-year-old daughter.
“It is both an honor and privilege to work with Nick on the first Western of his illustrious career.” Said Donowho. “Cage not only epitomizes the character of Briggs, but he is also the consummate professional a director only dreams of working with to bring this enigmatic character to life. As a father of three daughters, I cannot wait to share this compelling story of a father and daughter and their emotional journey of discovery.”
Cage is currently enjoying the success of his most recent on-screen performance in ‘Pig‘. The film achieved rave reviews and holds a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Earlier in the year it was announced that Cage would star in ‘Butcher’s Crossing‘ – another western which will see him portray a buffalo hunter.
‘The Old Way‘ and ‘Butcher’s Crossing‘ mark the 57-year-old’s first foray into the western genre. Both films will reportedly shoot back-to-back in Montana.
“After 43 years in cinema, I’m only now being invited to the important and storied genre of the Western with both The Old Way and Butcher’s Crossing.” Said Cage. “Being born and raised in the West, this is another good match and long overdue. I’m excited and compelled by the complex characters of both Briggs and Miller, and to find new ground to play at 57 is indeed galvanizing.”
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