Nicolas Cage horror movie
Nicolas Cage in Mandy (Credit: RLJE Films)

The movie Gods have blessed audiences today. Nicolas Cage will star in The Carpenter’s Son, a film about Jesus’ childhood. Director Lofty Nathan‘s (Harka) project is hitting the Cannes Market, where it hopefully finds funding. The consummate FKA Twigs and Souheila Yacoub (Climax) will co-star.

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas inspired the script. Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) will play Jesus, while FKA Twigs will play his mother. As for Cage, he’ll co-star as The Carpenter. Cage and the Grammy-nominated FKA Twigs are both such cinematic figures that the pairing of those two is a creative match made in heaven. These two singular presences both push the boundaries of their art forms.

Nicolas Cage in Renfield (Credit: Universal)

Cage is a horror icon. He most recently terrified the world in Dream Scenario, and he paid loving tribute to Christopher Lee with his gleeful Dracula performance in Renfield. The actor’s career-defining work in Mandy portrayed grief as a surreal, horrifying monstrosity and earned him some of the most visceral reactions in his career. The Cage dubs these pictures his “punk rock” movies. It’s a genre that simply lets Cage move or burn the envelope.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Carpenter’s Son:

The Carpenter’s Son tells the dark story of a family hiding out in Roman Egypt. The son, known only as ‘the Boy’, is driven to doubt by another mysterious child and rebels against his guardian, the Carpenter, revealing inherent powers and a fate beyond his comprehension. As he exercises his own power, the Boy and his family become the target of horrors, natural and divine.

Jack Giroux
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In high school, Jack would skip classes to interview filmmakers. With 15 years in film journalism, he's contributed to outlets such as Thrillist, Music Connection Magazine, and High Times Magazine. He's witnessed explosions, attended satanic rituals, and scaled volcanoes in his career, but Jack's true passion is interviewing artists.