New Nicolas Cage Movie Is One Of His Wildest And Best Roles

Nicolas Cage stars in Sympathy for the Devil

By Chad Langen | Published

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Nicolas Cage in Sympathy for the Devil

Oscar-winning actor, Nicolas Cage has had an eventful week. He was recently unveiled as a survivor in Dead by Daylight’s Chapter 28.5 and lent his voice for the game’s new intro. Additionally, his latest movie, Sympathy for the Devil, has just been released on VOD, where he delivers an intense performance as a deranged villain.

Nicolas Cage stars in Sympathy for the Devil as an enigmatic passenger who threatens a driver with a firearm. The situation escalates into a suspenseful cat-and-mouse chase. As the plot unfolds, it becomes evident that not everything is as it seems.

Nicolas Cage stars in Sympathy for the Devil as an enigmatic passenger who threatens a driver with a firearm

In addition to Nicolas Cage, Sympathy for the Devil stars Joel Kinnaman, who plays the driver that is targeted by Cage’s character. The film marks Kinnaman’s first movie since James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, released in 2021.

The cast is completed by Alexis Zollicoffer, Cameron Lee Price, Oliver McCullum, Burns Burns, Rich Hopkins, Nancy Good, Kaiwi Lyman, Rachael Boyd, Danny Tesla, and Annisse White.

Nicolas Cage and Joel Kinnaman in Sympathy for the Devil

Yuval Adler, known for The Secrets We Keep and The Operative, directed Sympathy for the Devil, which was written by Luke Paradise. It debuted at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 22. On July 28, the film was simultaneously launched in select theaters and on VOD.

Upon its release, Sympathy for the Devil garnered mixed reviews, though Nicolas Cage was lauded for his captivating, off-the-wall performance that some critics insist carried the movie. It currently holds a score of 63 percent from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite criticism for its predictable structure, the film has been noted for maintaining audience suspense throughout.

Sympathy for the Devil holds a score of 63 percent from critics on Rotten Tomatoes

Along with starring in Sympathy for the Devil, Nicolas Cage also co-produced the film. Other producers on the movie include Alex Lebovici (Barbarian), Allan Ungar (Bandit), and Stuart Manashil (Pieces of a Woman). The film’s executive producers consist of Luke Paradise, Mercuri (Out of the Furnace), David Haring (The Old Way), Marc Goldberg (Final Score), David Sullivan (The Rise of the Krays), Tim Moore, Jason Soto, Courtney Chenn (Come Away) and Waylen Lin (Bill & Ted Face the Music).

Sympathy for the Devil represents the eighth joint venture between Nicolas Cage and RLJE Films. Their past collaborations have resulted in critical successes like the horror film Mandy and Prisoners of Ghostland from 2021. This new movie reinforces the successful working relationship between the actor and the production company.

This year, Nicolas Cage has graced the silver screen in four diverse films, traversing various cinematic genres. Along with Sympathy for the Devil, he had prominent roles in the western film The Old Way and Universal’s Renfield. Additionally, Cage also surprised audiences with a delightful, albeit brief, cameo appearance in the superhero movie, The Flash.

2024 looks to be another busy year for Nicolas Cage, as he has numerous projects lined up, including The Retirement Plan, Dream Scenario, Arcadian, and Longlegs. For now, you can catch his menacing performance in Sympathy for the Devil. The film is now available on VOD through digital retails like Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu.