Oscar winners Nicholas Cage and Faye Dunaway will be joined by Gina Gershon, Nicky Whelan and WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie in the thriller "Inconceivable" filming here later this month.
Film Cincinnati Wednesday announced the movie will be directed by Jonathon Baker and produced by his Baker Entertainment, along with the Emmett/Furla Oasis company. It's a three-peat for Emmett/Furla, which produced John Travolta's "The Life and Death of John Gotti" this summer and Bruce Willis' "Marauders" here a year ago.
The announcement came as two other major Hollywood films were shooting in Cincinnati: "Mercy," starring Kate Mara and Ellen Page, and "The Killing Of A Sacred Deer" with Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell.
Kristen Schlotman, Film Cincinnati executive director, said in August that 10 movies will be shot here this year, making it "the biggest year for filming in the history of the Cincinnati film commission." That means two more movies are coming here before January.
The "Inconceivable" production office has opened here, Schlotman said. The film "will employ hundreds of locals," her announcement said.
Deadline says that "Inconceivable" will follow "Katie (Whelan), who moves to town with her young daughter in order to start a new life after enduring abuse in her past and she quickly befriends another mother, Angela (Gershon), and her husband Brian (Cage). Angela notices odd behavior from Katie, and begins to question whether Katie’s intentions are as innocent as she makes them out to be, or if something dark is lurking beneath the surface."
According to the International Movie Datebase, this will be the feature film directorial debut for Baker, a writer, producer, spa owner and contestant on "The Amazing Race" sixth season (2004-05). Deadline also says Baker will act in the movie.
Cage, after winning the Academy Award for best actor for "Leaving Las Vegas" in 1995, starred in "National Treasure," "Moonstruck," "Adaptation," "Gone in 60 Seconds," "World Trade Center" and "Con Air."
Dunaway won the best actress Oscar for "Network" in 1977. Her 50-year career has spanned "Bonnie and Clyde," "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Little Big Man," "Chinatown," "Mommie Dearest," "Eyes of Laura Mars," "Three Days of the Condor" "CSI," "Gia," Alias," "Touched By An Angel" and "Grey's Anatomy."
Whelan has appeared in "House of Lies," "The Wedding Ringer," "Hall Pass," "Flight 7500," "Mr. Robinson," "Satisfaction," "Left Behind," "Chosen," "Franklin & Bash," "Scrubs" and "Friends with Benefits."
Natalie Eva Marie's credits include "Total Divas," "WWE NXT," "WrestleMania" and "WWE Raw."
Gershon and Cage worked together in "Face/Off" nearly 20 years ago. She also has been seen in "Ugly Betty," "P.S. I Love You," "Rescue Me," "Cleaners," "Showgirls," "Killer Joe," "Melrose Place" and "Just Shoot Me."
The screenplay was written by Chloe King ("Poison Ivy II, "Red Shoes Diaries," "B.Monkey").
After a slow spring, filmmaking in Cincinnati and Ohio revved up after Gov. John Kasich signed legislation increasing the tax incentive available for film projects from $20 million a year to $40 million a year for the next two years, said the Film Cincinnati release. “Inconceivable” will be the fifth Emmett/Furla movie filmed in Ohio in the past 12 months, it said.