Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage will be rocking a completely bald look for the first time in his career in his upcoming Western film Butcher’s Crossing.
Based on the 1960 John Williams’ novel of the same name, Butcher’s Crossing stars Cage as an Ivy League dropout who travels to the Colorado wilderness to join a team of buffalo hunters.
Nicolas Cage is bald in first look at his new western ‘Butcher’s Crossing’
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“This film has been many years in the making, and after an epically challenging shoot and a world premiere at TIFF, I’m so excited that now is the time for the world to see it,” director Gabe Polsky says in a statement to EW.
“Audiences are in for a harrowing journey and an enigmatic Nicolas Cage performance that explores the nature of ambition — the powerful and destructive energy that has shaped America and our planet.”
In addition to Cge, the Gabe Polsky-directed film also stars Fred Hechinger, Jeremy Bobb, Xander Berkeley, Rachel Keller, Paul Raci, and more. The film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September 2022, will hit movie theaters in the United States on Friday, October 20.
Butcher’s Crossing isn’t the only film that Cage has due out this Fall as he’s also starring in the A24 project Dream Scenario alongside Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows, Dylan Gelula, and Dylan Baker.
Funnily enough, in Dream Scenario, Cage also rocks a bald look, albeit not a completely shaven one:
First look at Nicolas Cage in A24’s ‘Dream Scenario’ 💭
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It’s been another busy year for Cage, as he also starred as Dracula in Renfield, as Satan in Sympathy of the Devil, and in another Western titled The Old Way.
He also made a brief cameo appearance as Superman in The Flash and has a role in the thriller The Retirement Plan, which was quietly released on September 15. Next year, Cage is currently attached to star in the films Longlegs and Arcadian.
You can check out the official trailer for Butcher’s Crossing below.