Nicolas Cage To Star In ‘Lord Of War’ Sequel With Bill Skarsgård

The film Lord of War gave audiences one of Nicolas Cage‘s best roles of the early 2000s. Now he’s set to reprise his role in an all-new sequel to Lord of War. And, excitingly enough, actor Bill Skarsgård is joining the mix.

This surprising news comes from Variety. While Nicolas Cage will be playing the same role, Bill Skarsgård will be playing his character’s son. It certainly seems like an interesting take to make the two a family of arms dealers this time around. Especially given Skarsgård’s impressive list of recent performances.

As shared below, original writer and director Andrew Niccol is also returning for the project which is fittingly-titled Lords of War:

“The Oscar-winning star will reunite with writer and director Andrew Niccol on ‘Lords of War,’ the sequel to their 2005 crime thriller, ‘Lord of War.’ Cage will reprise his role as morally compromised arms dealer Yuri Orlov with ‘It’s‘ Bill Skarsgård co-starring as his son, who is a chip off the old block. Vendôme Group is backing the project, which is set to begin principal photography in the fall of 2023.”

Here are the plot details released for Lords of War:

“‘Lords of War‘ finds Orlov (Cage), the world’s most notorious gunrunner, as he discovers that he has a son, Anton (Skarsgård), who is trying to top his dad. Anton is amassing a mercenary army to fight America’s Middle East conflicts. This triggers an intergenerational bitter rivalry, one that pits father and son against each other.”

Andrew Niccol shared the following statement:

“There is so much more to explore with these characters,” Niccol said. “Plato said it best — ‘Only the dead have seen the end of war.’ I’m looking forward to spending more time in the company of the charming devil that is Yuri Orlov and now his illegitimate son — who turns out to not be legitimate in any way.”

Producer Philippe Rousselet adds:

“The ‘Lord of War’ world has no shortage of ammunition in the possibilities of stories we can tell, and we are very excited to tell yet another one that follows Yuri and Anton’s dangerous journey.”

Hopefully we’ll have more details on this project soon. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates on the Lord of War sequel, Lords of War, and any upcoming projects with Nicolas Cage as we have them.

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