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Nicolas Cage will star in the thriller “Philly Fury,” with helmer Steven C. Miller set to begin shooting in May.

Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films are producing. “Philly Fury” will be released in the U.S. through Lionsgate Premiere via its distribution deal with Emmett/Furla.

Highland Film Group will handle international sales.

Jason Mosberg wrote the script about a Philadelphia businessman whose deadbeat brother is kidnapped for a large ransom — leading everyone to believe that the brother is involved in the kidnapping. Cage’s character, who’s also a mobster, is forced to take action on his own.

Cage announced on March 7 that he would direct and star in the independent thriller “Vengeance: A Love Story.” Cage will play a detective in that film with shooting to begin in April in Atlanta.

Cage starred as Capt. Charles Butler McVey in the World War II movie “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” which was filmed last summer in Alabama. He starred in 2014’s faith-based drama “Left Behind.”

Emmett/Furla is in post-production on Martin Scorsese’s “Silence.” The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds.

Cage is repped by CAA and Link Entertainment. Miller is repped by UTA, Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm and attorney Wayne Alexander. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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