Nicolas Cage has been set to lead the cast in the new psychological thriller ‘The Surfer.’

Cage takes on the role of a man who returns to his hometown in Australia and takes on a local gang of surfers.

The synopsis reads; When a man (Cage) returns to his beachside hometown in Australia, many years since building a life for himself in the U.S., he is humiliated in front of his teenage son by a local gang of surfers who claim strict ownership over the secluded beach of his childhood. Wounded, “The Surfer” decides to remain at the beach, declaring war against those in control of the bay. But as the conflict escalates, the stakes spin wildly out of control, taking “The Surfer” to the edge of his sanity.

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Lorcan Finnegan (VivariumNocebo) is directing from a screenplay by Thomas Martin. Producing the film are Robert Connolly of Australian banner Arenamedia (The DryEmilySweet As), and Leonora Darby, James Harris and Mark Lane of Tea Shop Productions (FallHe Went That WayBull, A Banquet and upcoming The WaspThe Cut and Tornado).

Nathan Klingher (Blood for DustLand of Bad) is also producing alongside executive producers Apur Parikh, Josh Harris, Ford Corbett and Mark Fasano of Gramercy Park Media. Michael Rothstein and Sam Hall are executive producing for Mossbank.

Principal photography is set to commence in September 2023 in Australia.

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