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Nicolas Cage To Play Mike "The Mouth" Matusow In Upcoming Movie?

Tags: Check-Raising the Devil, Mike The Mouth Matusow, movie, Nicolas Cage.
Posted on 03 June 2014 by "T".

In May 2009, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow released his autobiography Check-Raising the Devil, a book that has it all: drugs, sex, partying, jail, suicidal depression, bipolar bouts and world champion poker. From the beginning the plan was to make a weekly TV-series of Check-Raising the Devil, but now it seems like it will be made into a movie instead!

The fact is that the production company 1984 Professional Defence Contractors (The Grey with Liam Neeson, Killing Them Softly with Brad Pit, etc.) already has started working on the photoplay of his book! It will be produced by Adi Shakar, Spencer Silna and David Islan, and apparently they have had talks with potential actors for the movie. According to a Swedish poker site, Mike Matusow said in an interview at the 2014 WSOP that Nicolas Cage is interested in the role as him!


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14 comments on "Nicolas Cage To Play Mike "The Mouth" Matusow In Upcoming Movie? "

 doubletop77703/06/2014 10:53:45 GMT
This sort of film would be right up my street and i am looking forward to watching it. I love watching Mike at the tables and to see his life on film would be an amazing watch.Hurry up and release it!
 klash2303/06/2014 12:11:21 GMT
Yes,it does sound like a great film if it is made but I really can't see Cage portraying Matusow as believable,to me Cage comes across as too 'Hollywood' and Mike Matusow is a man of the people with a complex character and a life full of excitement and challenges.
I could be biased,I have seen Ghost Rider!!
 Theapple03/06/2014 12:16:16 GMT
now this could be interesting movie. even with nicolas cage in it Big Smile
 lukasb03/06/2014 13:02:41 GMT
Posted by Theapple:
now this could be interesting movie. even with nicolas cage in it Big Smile

yeah lol

Just hope he'll try to make a better poker face than in his last movies.. If he goes for the same formula whenever he'll be playing an hand, everyone will think hes just sad and has some shitty cards lol
 Heskor03/06/2014 14:34:45 GMT
This should be fun to watch a must watch movie if it comes out , i watches all movies that relates to poker so good luck even if it is crap , i will try to watch it , talks about a gambling addict lol. Anyway have fun guys we always hear good stuffs at the WSOP , for this year a movie!! Keep going WSOP the events unfolding have been good so far. Cheers!
 pochui03/06/2014 14:56:55 GMT
that's Hollywood for you: Mike "The Mouth" Matusow cannot actually play Mike "The Mouth" Matusow because Nicolas Cage is a lot better Mike "The Mouth" Matusow than the original Mike "The Mouth" Matusow.
hail the master of everybody and everything Nicolas Cage- rumors go tha in his next epic movie he will have the role of pochui's precisely shaved balls ("Avatar: Pochui's laser shaved balls" Blink
 av196603/06/2014 16:43:20 GMT
Nicholas is overrated as an actor

I find his dramatic poses and skills so goddamn fake that I can't help but to laugh at it.

He would make a great comedian, but representing Mike the Mouth Matusow might be the perfect role for him to blossom to a rising career again.

NOT THE BEES!!! Big Smile
 oldkid4803/06/2014 17:28:33 GMT
Ben Affleck should do it at least you know he can play a little poker . Also I think he is a far better actor.
 Macubaas04/06/2014 04:52:04 GMT
pochui is right, when you have the real deal alive and the story is about him why not using him as actor???

Anyways i think if this will be made it will be a pretty interesting movie, i always like poker related movies Smile
 ddblt197004/06/2014 08:48:39 GMT
Nicolas Cage isn´t a good actor according to me.

But his faces are epic (like the one in this photo). Big Smile
 noonlion04/06/2014 17:48:33 GMT
Well Cage would be great as the chatty massively over the top type guy. He's got that crazy streak in him.

Not sure Mikes life would be all that interesting on film though, depends how they portay it.
 Fakiry04/06/2014 18:24:07 GMT
Nick is a great choice to do a poker player role. He has got all that it takes. I bet we will be seing him nervous without showing it too much. And in the final heads up we can watch him making a face off, bluffing his opponent and taking the first prize!
 ddblt197005/06/2014 10:29:17 GMT
Now when I think about that, I can imagine Nicolas Cage playing Mike Matusow.

Nicolas Cage is an crazy actor, but it is all right, because Mike Matusow is crazy as well. Big Smile
 Mipetin31/07/2014 23:13:51 GMT
Ahahahhaha that's awesome. I don't really see Nicolas Cage as Mike Matusow, but i do like his acting (a bit). I hope the project all the best.

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