In this crime drama directed by Werner Herzog, Cage plays Terence McDonagh, a police officer in post Katrina New Orleans. After finding himself a hero in the storm’s aftermath, McDonagh also finds himself addicted to prescription pain killers and harder drugs. To feed his habit, and just because he can, McDonagh goes on a crime spree that ends in violence. Also starring Val Kilmer and Eva Mendez.
I was very vocal on the set about my feelings… but I have so much respect for Werner. It was interesting because he sounds like my great grandmother, the voice, the accent, so that was powerful, just recalling how frustrated I was with her. But I have a love for Werner because of that. He’s a great man.