Nicolas Cage suspects James Franco stole his character pitch and used it for Spring Breakers, in accordance with Seth Rogen.
In Yearbook, his upcoming assortment of non-public essays, Rogen recalls him and his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg having a assembly with Cage about doubtlessly taking part within the Russian crime boss antagonist of their 2011 film The Inexperienced Hornet, which they wrote, and he came up with a wacky idea for how the character would possibly perhaps perhaps also impartial gathered peep and sound.
“Handiest for Cage to inform them he desired to play him as a bald man, with hair tattooed on, spruce prosthetic lips and a state adore Edward G Robinson,” a profile interview with British GQ reads. “They later met Cage in particular person and he informed them that, indubitably, he desired to play him as a ‘white Bahamian,’ with a thick Caribbean accent, and proceeded to behave out a scene by which he would possibly perhaps perhaps be dumping pigs’ blood on Rogen’s Inexperienced Hornet in a ‘creepy voodoo ritual.'”
Rogen, who starred within the film, did now not scamper for Cage’s idea and went on to forged Christoph Waltz in a indubitably varied interpretation of the role.
In 2012, Rogen’s trusty friend Franco played a rapper and drug vendor named Alien, a character comparatively equivalent to Cage’s pitch, in Unity Korine’s Spring Breakers, and Cage believes Franco took inspiration from his idea.
The story continues, “He did now not win the portion nevertheless did ask a assembly extra impartial as of late within the direction of which Cage requested Rogen if he’d instructed James Franco about his idea, as he suspected Franco had nicked the character for Spring Breakers.”
“The 2d portion indubitably trusty took establish aside before the pandemic,” the funnyman instructed GQ.
When requested if the Con Air star would possibly perhaps perhaps even be aggravated at the story being shared in his e book, he replied, “I imply, he already doesn’t adore me, is the purpose. So he’ll proceed now not to adore me!”