Nicolas Cage Crime Drama ‘The Trust’ Adds the Legendary Jerry Lewis
The Trust already had our attention when it cast Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood as corrupt cops — that’s quite an intriguing pairing, but the upcoming crime drama just guaranteed our interest by adding someone even more outstanding to the cast: iconic actor Jerry Lewis. Yes, as in the Jerry Lewis. And he’s playing just about the best part imaginable.
Deadline reports that Lewis has joined the cast of The Trust, in which he’ll play the father of Nic Cage’s character. One more time: Jerry Lewis is playing Nic Cage’s dad in a crime drama. Hallelujah, miracles exist. Lewis doesn’t act often these days, and was last seen in Max Rose, which played at last year’s Cannes film festival. Prior to that, he lent his voice to the second Curious George movie in 2009 and appeared in a 2006 episode of Law & Order: SVU. While Lewis hasn’t been acting as much these days, his choice of roles is definitely curious.
The Trust stars Cage and Wood as two crooked cops who are stuck working in the evidence locker of a Las Vegas police department. When they come across a vault packed with drug money in a convenience store, the pair concoct a plan to steal the money, getting them in some serious trouble with the wrong people.
Newcomers Ben and Alex Brewer are directing the film, which co-stars musician and actress Sky Ferreira, who previously appeared in Eli Roth’s still-unreleased The Green Inferno. The Trust doesn’t have a release date yet, but you can bet your butts we’re already sold on this one.