Nicolas Cage’s ‘Tiger King’ Gets Picked Up by Amazon Prime

Nicolas Cage's "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" revamp has been picked up by bosses at Amazon Prime.

The "National Treasure" star will portray big cat collector Joe Exotic in the scripted show based on the hugely popular Netflix docuseries.

The untitled project, backed by Hollywood movie mogul Brian Grazer, launched in May, with several networks and streaming sites keen to pick it up.

News of the show comes weeks after NBCUniversal gave comedian and actress Kate McKinnon's new project, about Joe Exotic's "Tiger King" rival Carole Baskin, a straight-to-series order.

On the Amazon series, Cage will portray an eccentric zookeeper in Oklahoma fighting to save his park. The project is based on the Texas Monthly article "Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild", written by Leif Reigstad, who will executive produce with Grazer.

The real Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot against Baskin. He recently asked U.S. leader Donald Trump for an official pardon in his ongoing fight for freedom.

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