Elijah Wood. Nicolas Cage. Two actors who’ve made some questionable acting choices in the past decade, and yet, did anyone see this on-screen duo coming? Lucky for us, n00b directors Ben and Alex Brewer saw the potential cinematic gold in playing these wildcards off each other. Cage and Wood will star as Stone and Waters in The Trust, a good-cop-goes-bad heist flick that centers around a mysterious vault. The trailer was just released and it has me excited for two big reasons:
- Nicolas Cage displays some comedic chops, something we haven’t really seen from him since Ghost Rider, or maybe even The Weather Man.
- The ‘stache. It just works for him. Well, him and Burt Reynolds.
Cage has made a brilliant dirty cop before, in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Will this performance live up to the expectations? We’ll find out soon enough. The Trust is scheduled for UK release on May 13. Check out the trailer below.