Acclaimed Nicolas Cage Movie Finally Hits Streaming: Here’s How to Watch

by Jacklyn Krol
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Nicolas Cage‘s critically aclaimed film has finally hit a streaming service!

This past year, Cage has starred in three films including Prisoners of GhostlandWilly’s Wonderland, and Pig. Pig has an almost unheard-of 97% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes with an 84% audience score. Pig is now available to stream on Hulu!

If you’re wondering what this movie is all about that has scored so high with critics and fans alike, it’s about Nicolas Cage’s character, Rob, who was a renowned chef who is now living alone in the wilderness of Oregon. Then, his beloved pet pig who helps him truffle hunt is stolen. He is forced to return to his home of Portland and find his sidekick.

In an interview with GQ, he said that he got along well with his co-star named Brandy.

“She was very, like many of us, payment-oriented,” he shared. Brandy wasn’t interested in people, but rather only fond of food, 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. “

Nicolas Cage noted that he enjoyed working with her and that “magical things happen” when humans work with any kind of animal

After filming the movie, he had bad dreams of his own cat, Merlin, were kidnapped. Most of the emotion wasn’t acting because he could put himself in his character’s position. Growing up, he always loved animals and his first cat was a kitten named Razzmatazz.

Nicolas Cage’s Experience on ‘Pig’

Believe it or not, Nicolas Cage is not afraid of any animals, even the ones that could hurt or kill you. He even asked to handle a venemous snake for a previous role.

Pet is such a trite word,” he admitted to Vanity Fair, before adding that they should be called “animal family member.”

Once he read the script for the project, he knew that he needed to be part of it.

“It seemed perfect for what I could recruit in terms of my own life experience—my own memories, my own dreams, my own fear—and even my interest in sort of isolating before the pandemic. When I read Michael [Sarnoski]’s script, I felt that this was something that would be a good match and wouldn’t require a great deal of effort. The timing was right,” he explained.

Although this movie could be categorized as a drama or in other numerous sub genres, at the end of the day, it’s about a strong relationship.

“I’ve always admired love stories—the expression of love is like white light to me,” Nicolas Cage added. “Every color of the universe is in the love story. And this movie Pig is, in many ways, a love story. A love story between this man and his beloved pet. Not pet—pet seems like such a trite word. It’s a love story of friendship between this man and an animal family member.”