Nicolas Cage is set to star in a satirical comedy about Osama Bin Laden titled Army of One. Cage will play an ordinary guy who goes hunting for Bin Laden. The movie is loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath, which chronicles the real-life misadventures of Colorado construction worker, Gary Faulkner, who set out single-handedly on a mission to find the terrorist leader and repeatedly attempted to sneak into Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Directing this project is Larry Charles. Well known for his work on both film and television, he directed the popular HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm and offbeat feature films like Borat. He is probably still best known for writing and producing Seinfeld.
Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Co., which is distributing the film, said, “For many years, I’ve been a fan of Larry Charles, from his work on Seinfeld to Borat and Bruno and, most recently, The Dictator.”
Draft Day writers Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph will create the screenplay for this film, which is being described as “semi-scripted.”
The picture is produced by Conde Nast Entertainment and Endgame Entertainment. Dawn Ostroff, president of Conde Nast, talked about the team involved in the project, saying: “This is an incredibly talented group of filmmakers, and we are looking forward to working with them to bring this fascinating story from GQ to life.”
Army of One is expected to begin filming this spring and will likely be released in theaters by the end of the year.