“We don’t get a lot of things to really care about.”
Friends, that is one of the very memorable lines from the recently released trailer for Pig, the upcoming film starring Nicolas Cage (Willy’s Wonderland, Leaving Las Vegas) as a truffle forager who finds his cherished truffle-hunting pig stolen. It seems that Cage’s character of Rob, who was once a well-known and possibly celebrated chef, tracks the kidnappers from his backwoods home to the city. Sites such as Entertainment Weekly as well as others have been quick to compare Pig to the likes of John Wick. Personally I think we are going to see something quite a bit more somber in Cage’s performance when the film is released to theaters on July 16th.
“…I remember every person I ever served. You live your life for them, and they don’t even see you.”
I think that is another exceptional line from the trailer, one that stands out for all of us that have spent the majority of our lives in the hospitality industry. While we do not have enough to go on from the trailer itself of course, I cannot help but feel that Rob might have lost his wife, something that made him snap and has caused him to retreat from society and isolate himself. The only comfort in his life now is the quiet of the woods and his pet pig, who I dearly hope is somehow okay by the end of the film… although I highly doubt that will be the case.
Pig is directed by Michael Sarnoski (Olympia) who co-wrote the screenplay with Vanessa Block. Besides featuring the talents of Cage, the movie also boasts the likes of Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Adam Arkin (Northern Exposure), David Knell (Total Recall), and Nina Belforte (Wuthering Heights) to name a few.
In closing out this article, I really do think that Pig looks like a solid film, plus it gave me the excuse to share that clip from Freakazoid. And as I am now employed at the local movie theater, I will admit there is a part of me that looks forward to a patron stepping up to the box office and saying, “One adult for Pig?”