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Nicolas Cage's "The Runner" takes on BP oil spill and corruption

Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 01:23

Aug. 05 - Nicolas Cage attends on Wednesday night (August 05) the Los Angeles premiere of ''The Runner,'' a political thriller that plays out in the aftermath of BP oil spill. John Russell reports.

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Nicolas Cage arrived on the red carpet Wednesday night (August 05) in Los Angeles for the premiere of his new film, "The Runner," a political thriller that plays out in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. For Cage, the spill itself provided the perfect backdrop to tell the story an idealistic but flawed New Orleans politician whose life and career are derailed by corruption, scandal and deceit. SOUNDBITE Nicolas Cage saying (English): "I really made this movie as a reflection of where I see happening in this country at a very high rate of speed, which I call the phenomenon of what I call the 'American Political Sex Scandal.' I wanted to be in neutral without falling on either side to show what is happening." Cage added that the film is timely considering the upcoming presidential debates. SOUNDBITE Nicolas Cage saying (English): "It is outstanding televisions and as a film performer - because I study human nature is what I do - to put it in my own work I can tell who is lying or isn't lying. I watch the different behaviorism's and physicality's, to see what they're going to do or how they're going to behave. So, I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's debate." The film also stars Connie Nielsen, Sarah Paulson and Peter Fonda. "The Runner" opens in theaters on August 07.

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Nicolas Cage's "The Runner" takes on BP oil spill and corruption

Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 01:23