Nicolas Cage, Juno Temple And Johnny Knoxville Headed For ‘Wild Side’

EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Cage, Juno Temple and Johnny Knoxville will star in Wild Side, a road trip drama to be directed by Jesse Baget from a script he wrote with Stefania Moscato. Zero Gravity Management’s Mark Holder and Christine Holder are producing and financing with Hollywood Media Bridge’s Phillip B. Goldfine and Oak Street Films. Arclight Films is selling international and Lionsgate is handling domestic. Shooting begins July 23 in Louisiana.

The story follows a small-town Southern beauty queen (Temple) who is on the run from a ruthless killer (Cage) determined to retrieve diamonds he stole during a murderous heist. Lila Belle Clyde, who walks away with the loot, is a former beauty queen who wants to get away from New Orleans. To do that, she needs to elude authorities, a dogged news reporter, and Odel, a self-described wolf determined to hunt her down and recover his swag. Baget most recently directedBreathless with Gina Gershon, Kelli Giddish, Ray Liotta and Val Kilmer. Anchor Bay will release.

Cage and Knoxville are repped by CAA (Knoxville is managed by 3 Arts), Baget and Moscato by Zero Gravity Management, and Temple by UTA and Troika.