At one time, before Brandon Routh put on his best Superman, Nicholas Cage was looking to don the tights. While it may seem weird, there was just something about it that appealed to me. Now, while he isn't getting to be a world-famous superhero, Cage will be throwing on a pair of tights, or some other form of spandex. The Hollywood Reporter has posted that the actor is in talks to star in an upcoming indie drama called The Wrestler, which will come to us from Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures.

It's not some sporty tale of school wrestlers and their coach, but rather, and wonderfully, the world of pro wrestling. Cage will, hopefully, star as "a 1980s-era star pro wrestler who has become a burnt-out shell of his former self. After he has a heart attack during a small-time match, a doctor tells him he could die if he fights again." So, in the attempts to start a new life, he gets a job at a much-less-exciting deli, and gets sweet on an aging stripper and her son. "But the prospect of a rematch with his old nemesis the Ayatollah proves too tempting to resist, even if it means risking his life."

All of my little-kid WWF (pre-WWE) memories are bubbling up at the thought of this! Even though I think Cage would probably be better suited to something like the Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart, I'll bite. Now, I can only hope that this is filled with cameos from all those wrestlers of yester-year. Some, like Andre the Giant and the Von Erich clan, are no longer with us, but what about a little Jesse The Body Ventura, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Hillbilly Jim, Jake The Snake Roberts, Macho Man Randy Savage, King Kong Bundy, and on, and on, and on!
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