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‘I’m open to anything’ – Nicolas Cage’s deadpan response to playing Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper in movie

OSCAR-winning actor Nicolas Cage joked he would be "open" to the possibility of playing Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper in a film.

The Hollywood star admitted he could not rule it out while chatting to Forest fan and comedian Matt Forde on Absolute Radio.


Forde told his guest how Cooper has turned the Reds into Championship promotion contenders after taking over in September.

The presenter explained how Forest "used to be very good" and "won the European Cup twice".

He added they were in the relegation zone when Cooper arrived and are now "on the verge of promotion back to the Premier League".

Forde went on to make the tongue-in-cheek suggestion that Cage, 58, could play Cooper, 42, in a movie about Forest's exciting season.

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Cage replied: "Well, I can’t answer that as I don’t know anything about Mr Cooper.

"But, I mean, I’m open to anything if it’s a good script for sure."

It is far from the first time an American A-Lister has sprinkled some of their star dust on an English football club.

Pop legend Michael Jackson's ties with Fulham famously led to a statute of the Thriller star being erected outside Craven Cottage.

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And Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney shocked the world in 2020 when they bought National League side Wrexham.

The duo are using their own money to resurrect the sleeping Welsh giant and want to kickstart the side's route into league football using their resources and exposure.

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