Nic Cage Takes a Ride on the 'Wild Side'

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Ben Franklin once famously said that there are only three certainties in life: Death, taxes and Nic Cage starring in some off-the-wall, over-the-top action flick. Well, you're not dead and tax time has already passed, so guess what?

Yes, that's right! According to Deadline, Nic Cage is set to star opposite Juno Temple and Johnny Knoxville in the upcoming quirky thriller "Wild Side."

Let's hope director Jesse Baget has a great set designer, because Cage is about to chew more scenery than a diplodocus.

So just what is "Wild Side" all about, other than Cage trying out a new array of verbal and facial tics? The star plays a ruthless criminal chasing Southern beauty queen Lila Belle Clyde (Temple), who's in possession of a precious stash of stolen diamonds.

In other words, it just the kind of part that Cage can really sink his teeth into. And if there's anyone who can out-Cage Cage, it's "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville, so this ought to be interesting at least.