Nicolas Cage to Play a Vodka-Drinking Dragon in ‘Highfire’ Thriller


Nicolas Cage’s vodka-loving dragon has a new home.


Deadline reports that Highfire, the TV series based on Eoin Colfer’s adult thriller novel, is now in the works at Paramount+. In 2020, the project, which will see The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent star voice the lead character, was revealed and in the works at Amazon.


The True Detective-meets-Pete’s Dragon project is being adapted for television by Davey Holmes, the creator of Epix’s Get Shorty TV series. MGM is the studio. Holmes and Cage executive produce alongside Andrew Mittman of 1.21 via his exclusive production deal at MGM.


The genre-bending, live-action series Highfire is a gritty crime-thriller with doses of magical realism. Its central character, Highfire (Cage) is a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated existence in the bayous of Louisiana.


Paramount+ declined to comment.

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