Nicolas Cage Searches for His Pig and Meaning in ‘Pig’
An epic in three parts.
The story is simple enough…
Living alone in the Oregon wilderness, a truffle hunter returns to Portland to find the person who stole his beloved pig.
But there’s more to this than the search for a stolen truffle-hunting pig. It’s not just a pig. It’s the one creature alive that this man still cares about. It’s not a revenge film like Mandy or a mystery like Snake Eyes – it’s a character study about loss and pain so tremendous that he had to withdraw from the world.
“She was very, like many of us, payment-oriented. She was interested in food really and food only, understandably. She wasn’t that interested in people and I get that. But if they need a very soulful look in her eyes, off-camera, you could show her a bit of carrot. She seemed to like that. Brandy was her name. I enjoyed working with her, I love working with animals. Magical things happen when you have a scene with a dog or a cat. Any animal, really.”
Pig stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Adam Arkin, Nina Belforte (My Roommate the…), and Julia Bray (The Brain That Wouldn’t Die); and is written and directed by Michael Sarnoski in his directorial debut.
Pig is in theaters now.