If Brian De Palma moves ahead with prequel The Untouchables: Capone Rising, it will be sans Nicolas Cage, reports Variety.
Cage had been in negotiations to star in the follow-up, but talks have ended because of scheduling issues, according to his representatives.
Relativity Media is financing the film, while Paramount has domestic distribution rights. Art Linson, who produced De Palma’s 1987 pic The Untouchables, is producing the prequel as well.
It was announced last week that Gerard Butler has joined the cast as Jimmy Malone, played by Sean Connery in the original. Cage would have played the young Al Capone.