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Nicolas Cage to star in, executive produce Highfire for Amazon

Nicolas Cage will lend his voice to the titular character, a vodka-drinking, 'Flashdance'-loving dragon who lives an isolated existence in the bayous of Louisiana. Davey Holmes is adapting the novel and will executive produce alongside Cage.

By: PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: August 30, 2020 10:04:32 am
nicolas cage highfire, nicolas cageDavey Holmes is adapting the novel and will executive produce alongside Nicolas Cage. (Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Nicolas Cage will be voicing the lead character in Amazon’s upcoming series Highfire. The show is based on Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer’s novel of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 56-year-old actor will lend his voice to the titular character, a vodka-drinking, ‘Flashdance’-loving dragon who lives an isolated existence in the bayous of Louisiana. Davey Holmes is adapting the novel and will executive produce alongside Cage.

Colfer’s novel, which was published in January, is set in a world where dragons once ruled the earth, and Lord Highfire ruled the dragons. Now, however, all Highfire rules is his shack in Honey Island Swamp. He now goes by Vern and spends his days hiding out among the alligators, watching cable TV and drinking obscene amounts of vodka. Vern is prepared to do whatever it takes, even if that means violence, to protect his own hide.

Vern’s world soon collides with that of Squib, a teenager mixed up in running booze for the local mob, and their mutual struggle for survival becomes entangled in a most unlikely friendship.

Highfire will be produced by MGM/UA Television.

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