If you ask someone how they like to spend their free time, what do you think would be their answer? Most people would say they like to relax, listen to music, or maybe enjoy their hobbies when they are free, would not they? But, unlike them, Nicolas Cage likes to work in his spare time.
Cage, who has been entertaining us with his exciting movies for decades, believes that regularly making him a better man and keeping him busy as well. That’s why when he was offered the role of Dracula in the upcoming monster movie Renfield, he did not say no.
A look at Cage’s upcoming project
It’s official – Nicolas Cage has been signed as Dracula in the upcoming Universal Pictures project, Renfield. As per The Hollywood Reporter and Variety’s reported, Nicholas Hoult will join him, who will play the character of RM Renfield, starring Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula.
Although nothing has been confirmed about the plot yet, chances are good that the original story will remain the same. The movie would be directed and produced by Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind The Morning War and The Lego Batman moviewhile Ryan Ridley would be in charge of the script.
Before Cage, many actors portrayed Dracula on screen, including Frank Langella, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Luke Evans, Gary Oldman and Gerard Butler. Each of them tried their best to bring out that dark and mischievous character of Dracula, and we have to say they did a great job. What remains to be seen now is how Cage takes off the role and what uniqueness he adds to it.
A role different from any …
In 2019, during an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Cage opened up about his dream role and said he would love to play Captain Nemo one day. The 57-year-old explained that even before he loved his parents, he fell in love with the sea, and this love only grew more when he read Jules Verne’s reading 20,000 leagues under the sea.
It was the first time that the Ghost Rider star came down on Nemo, and finally he started admiring the character. The fact that Nemo had freedom, knew how to play organ and lived in a submarine as big as a palace attracted him.
In the same interview, the actor revealed why he likes to stay discussed all year long. Adding more movies to his resume is not what he is aiming for. Instead, he likes to have a place to live and stay productive. It may sound like there is more supply than demand, but if it makes him a better person in general, then why not?
The National treasure star even said he was better off working than sitting on the couch drinking mai-tais and making irreversible mistakes in his personal life. He even questioned that when people do not judge others who work day and night in their respective fields, then why do they ask people in the entertainment industry?