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Nicolas Cage is set to play Tiger King’s Joe Exotic in a new scripted series about the controversial zoo owner.

The eight-part series will be based on the article Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild, written by Leif Reigstad and published in Texas Monthly.

According to Variety, the series will get up close and personal with Joe and detail how he “lost himself to a character of his own creation”.

Despite being currently behind bars and serving a 22-year sentence for plotting to murder his nemesis Carole Baskin, Joe himself recently chimed in on who he’d like to play him in a scripted series.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tiger King creators Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin revealed Joe had requested either Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him in an adaptation.


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