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Nicholas Cage to star in The Vanished

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Washington, (ANI): Nicholas Cage has signed on to star in 'The Vanished". The Focus Features" pic will mark the studio helming debut of Palestinian-born director Hany Abu-Assad. Larysa Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan have penned the script for movie, with Noah Rosen and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion and Tracy Seward producing.

The thriller revolves around a father who goes in search of his college-aged American-born Muslim son, who's missing overseas, reports Variety. Production is scheduled for the spring 2008. However, before he starts shooting for the flick, Cage will first be starring in Darren Aronofsky"s indie drama "The Wrestler".

He most recently wrapped a remake of "Bangkok Dangerous," as well as the sequel "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." Abu-Assad drew acclaim for "Paradise Now," an Oscar-nominated 2005 film about two Palestinian youths drafted to become suicide bombers.

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