Rumors have surfaced that suggest that Nicolas Cage could be up for the title role in the TV-to-film adaptation of the 1980s TV series Magnum P.I.
The film, which has been in development for quite some time, will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. IGN Movies has picked up and reported on the rumor:
According to The Daily Express, “Nicolas likes the mix of comedy and crime-solving in the script.” The paper also claims that the project fell apart 18 months ago when Ricky Gervais rejected the notion of playing Higgins to George Clooney’s Magnum.
The story goes that, should Cage sign on, casting will then commence for the role of Higgins, Magnum’s Brit sidekick. The film would reportedly be due out in 2009.
We’ll know soon enough if there is any truth to this rumor.
Source: The Daily Express (via IGN Movies)