Nickolas Cage to Play Professional Poker Player Amarillo Slim

He’s Sexy. He’s mysterious. His voice, it sucks you in, you want to hear more, you’ll want to know what he’s betting on. Nicholas Cage born, Nicholas Kim Copula, nephew of Francis Ford Copula, director of the Godfather series, and Talia Shire wife of Rocky Balboa. He’s since made his own place in the movie industry with compelling roles in movies such as Face Off, where Cage costarred with John Travolta, Con Air and Gone in 60 seconds in which Cage played opposite of the ever alluring with Angelina Jo lee.

Cage is slated for a new role, this one in the gambling world, where Cage would be betting on, and playing out a bit of poker history in his character Amarillo Slim (aka Thomas Austin Preston JR.), a professional gambler that was born in Arkansas, and is known as an icon in the poker world. Thomas Preston Jr. was made famous by both his skills at the poker table, and his reputation with proposition bets. The real life Amarillo Slim, four time World Series of Poker (WSOP) winner, was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1992.

According to the US Internet Movie Database, Cage will be co-producing Amarillo Slim alongside Braxton Pope. Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People, Preston’s autobiography was released in 2003. In the book Preston shares stories of his play with guys like Larry Flint (Penthouse Magazine), Former Presidents Lyndon

Johnson and Richard Nixon.

PokerPages writers say the rumor is that Milos Forman will be directing. You may remember Forman from movies such as the ever popular “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Man on the Moon,” which starred Jim Carrey and Andy

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According to unverified Wikipedia information, Thomas Preston Jr. found himself in just a bit of trouble during August of 2003, when

he was indicted on for indecency (3 charges involving his granddaughter). The charges were later reduced to misdemeanor assault. It’s not known at this time ho

wever whether or not this incident will be addressed in the movie.

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