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Richard Kelly and Nicolas Cage Are Making a Movie

GIFFONI VALLE PIANA, ITALY - JULY 18:  Actor Nicolas Cage attends 2012 Giffoni Film Festival photocall on July 18, 2012 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly has finally settled on his first film since 2009's underperforming The Box, and this time, he's venturing away from sci-fi. Variety reports that he's got Nicolas Cage on board to star in Amicus, a true-crime tale about a First Amendment lawyer working a very unique case: He has to defend a publisher that put out a guide for hit men, since it led to actual murders. Nicolas Cage is playing lawyers now! Get used to it.

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images