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.
Actor Nicolas Cage attends 2012 Giffoni Film Festival photocall on July 18, 2012 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy. Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images