Nicolas Cage is on a mission from God in the riotous, rather bizarre first trailer for Army of One.
Hailing from Borat and Religulous director Larry Charles, the upcoming satire fits right into Cage’s wheelhouse, and will have the actor portray a character that is quite simply larger-than-life. That character is Gary Faulkner, a low-life, clumsy ex-con attempting to make ends meet as an unemployed construction worker. But following a divine intervention from God above – played here by a wickedly charming Russell Brand – Faulkner plots course for Pakistan to take down Osama bin Laden equipped with a measly sword purchased from a home shopping TV channel.
Also starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Paul Scheer and Rainn Wilson, if Army of One seems stranger than fiction, that’s because it is. Gary Faulkner became the centerpiece of Chris Heath’s GQ article six years ago after taking no less than 11 trips to the Middle East in an attempt to take down who many considered to be one of the most dangerous men on the planet back in 2010.
Equal parts ridiculous and suicidal, Nicolas Cage looks to revel in the role of the bat-shit insane, patriotic flag-bearer, who can be seen tripping and stumbling all the way to Pakistan numerous times over in the reveal trailer below. It’s a satirical account of America’s obsession to hunt down the former founder of al-Qaeda, though whether it’ll resonate with modern-day audiences remains to be seen.
Look for Army of One to debut via select digital HD on November 4. It’ll then expand to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and on demand on November 15.