Nicolas Cage Reunites with Director Andrew Niccol for Lords of War
Nicolas Cage and director Andrew Niccol are teaming up again after almost 20 years for the sequel to their 2005 drama Lord of War. The movie will be titled Lords of War and it will feature Cage as the notorious arms dealer Yuri Orlov once again.
The movie will also star Bill Skarsgård, who is known for his role in John Wick: Chapter 4. Skarsgård will play Yuri’s son, Anton, who becomes his father’s business rival as he tries to outdo Yuri’s infamous legacy.
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Plot and Production Details
Yuri Orlov (Cage), the world’s most notorious gunrunner, discovers he has a son, Anton (Skarsgård), who isn’t trying to right his father’s wrongs — he’s trying to top them. Not only selling guns but the “trigger pullers” too, Anton is amassing a mercenary army to fight America’s Middle East conflicts. This is the story of Yuri and Anton’s bitter rivalry — even at odds over the same woman. Who will prevail when father and son go to war?
Vendôme Pictures will produce the film with the company’s Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi. Cage will also produce through Saturn Films while Skarsgård will executive produce.
“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,” said Rousselet.
Director and Cast Statements
Andrew Niccol, the director of both movies, expressed his excitement about returning to the Lord of War world.
“There is so much more to explore with these characters,” he 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.”
Nicolas Cage also shared his enthusiasm about the project, saying, “I’m thrilled to be working with Andrew again on this powerful and complex film. I can’t wait to bring this character back to the screen.”
Bill Skarsgård added, “I’m excited to be a part of such a strong and talented team. This is a special role, and I can’t wait to take on this character and see where the story goes.”
Lords of War will begin production in the fall. The original Lord of War, released in 2005, starred Cage alongside Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Eamonn Walker, and Sammi Rotibi.
When was the original ‘Lord of War’ released?
The original ‘Lord of War’ was released in the fall of 2005.
Who starred in the original ‘Lord of War’?
The original ‘Lord of War’ starred Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Eamonn Walker, and Sammi Rotibi.
Who is directing ‘Lords of War’?
‘Lords of War’ is being directed by Andrew Niccol.
Who are the main cast members of ‘Lords of War’?
The main cast members of ‘Lords of War’ are Nicolas Cage and Bill Skarsgård.
What is the plot of ‘Lords of War’?
‘Lords of War’ is a sequel to the 2005 drama ‘Lord of War’ and follows the story of Yuri Orlov (Cage), a notorious arms dealer, and his son Anton (Skarsgård) who becomes a business rival as he tries to top Yuri’s infamous legacy. The film explores the bitter rivalry between father and son, even as they both pursue the same woman.
When will ‘Lords of War’ begin production?
‘Lords of War’ is scheduled to begin production in the fall.