Hell Nawl Report: Nicolas Cage to Star as Osama Bin Laden


ZxvNbM0Nicolas Cage has been a movie star for what seems like forever. While his early career hinted at the possibility of being taken seriously, his easily mockable performances in low-brow films have erased any chance of that happening. Still, Nick Cage has managed to reach a new low, being cast as Osama Bin Laden in the forthcoming film Army of One.

The movie, a satire, follows the ridiculously true story of Gary Faulkner, an ex-con who felt he was called upon by God to single-handedly take down Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. His tools? A sword he bought from a home shopping network, a pair of night vision goggles, and a whole lot of crazy.

Borat’s Larry Charles is directing the film, so I think you get the gist of the level of movie making going on here. But is there any possible casting more ridiculous or inflammatory than Nicholas Cage as Bin Laden?

No. Hell nawl.

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.

4 Responses

  1. Mandy Leetch says:

    Whitewashing: so pervasive they’ll even take history’s villains. *facepalm*

  2. Dusty Ayres says:

    Sorry Daren, but no, I don’t want to see an actor of color play this guy, for the same reason I didn’t mind Khan being white in Star Trek Into Darkness-we’ve had enough POC’s be demonized in fact and fiction for far too long. Also, there are many Middle Eastern people that are white or whiteish (like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who looks like Jake Gyllenhaal enough for Gyllenhaal to play him in a movie or TV series).

    I also think that what OBL did is so heinous, that we really don’t need to be glad that any actor of color would be playing him.

  3. D Jackson says:

    That’s the deeper issue. The film just shouldn’t even be made. But Hollywood will do anything for box office.

  4. Dusty Ayres says:

    Somebody will do a film about these events one day, why not now? There were some movies about 9/11 and the two big wars (the latter moves about the two big wars are/were anti-war, too.) All that one can hope is that the same spirit that infused the anti-war Iraq/Afghanistan flicks will also inspire this one.