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Sympathy for the Devil: Nicolas Cage & Joel Kinnaman to Lead Psychological Thriller Film

According to Variety, Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Pig) and The Suicide Squad star Joel Kinnaman have signed on for the leading roles in the upcoming psychological thriller titled Sympathy for the Devil, which is currently in production in Las Vegas. Cage is set to portray the role of a mysterious man named The Passenger, while Kinnaman will be playing a character called The Driver.

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“This is a tour de force featuring two incredible actors,” Producer Allan Ungar said in a statement. “As an acclaimed filmmaker, Yuval has assembled the perfect cast and brought a unique and gritty vision to this film that will be sure to capture audiences.”

Sympathy for the Devil is being directed by Yuval Adler, who’s best known for his award-winning debut feature Bethlehem. The upcoming film also marks Adler’s second collaboration with Kinnaman after working together on the 2019 thriller The Secrets We Keep.

“The film follows Kinnaman’s The Driver as he finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse after being forced to drive a mysterious man known as The Passenger,” reads the logline. “That sets things up for a white-knuckle ride.”

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Sympathy for the Devil is produced by Ungar, Christian Mercuri, Stuart Manashil, and Marc Goldberg. Executive producers are Alex Lebovici, David Haring, David Sullivan, Jason Soto, Tim Moore, Courtney Chenn, and Waylen Lin.


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