Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in new ‘Tiger King’ TV show

Nicolas Cage will be playing the Tiger King in a scripted tv-show on CBS Television. Joseph Maldonado-Passage who dubbed the title ‘Tiger King’ after receiving more than 34 million views within 10 days of releasing a docu-series on Netflix during the the coronavirus outbreak.

From being a zookeeper in Oklahoma to being a federal prisoner for a murder to hire plot against Carole Baskin, a tiger rescuer, Joe Exotic’s charismatic personality has drew media attention from many Hollywood stars, such as Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, and even Donald Trump Jr. This will be Nicolas Cages first television show to be an actor in, who is also a Academy Award winner.

Previously, there were rumors that David Spade, who played “Joe Dirt”, was going to get the job, but it seemed bringing an Academy Award to the audition landed Nicolas Cage the job.