MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Fresh off the release of the film Tokarev's trailer, director Paco Cabezas is speaking to FOX10 News about his experience shooting the movie in the port city and working with superstar Nicolas Cage.
Cabezas said shooting the movie didn’t really sink in until he had to stand in for another character, acting along with Cage.
“It was so crazy because suddenly I’m playing in a scene with Nicolas Cage," Cabezas said. "And he hugs me, because at the end of the scene he’s supposed to hug me, and I’m hugging Nicolas Cage. This is so unrealistic; I'm making a movie with Nicolas Cage.”
For Cabezas, Mobile's hospitality can’t be duplicated.
“When I’m shooting a movie I’m like a little child. I’m so excited to be able to have this opportunity to tell a story and to work with Nic Cage. And I could feel the same kind of excitement from the people of Mobile," Cabezas said. "I don’t know if you saw me, but I don’t drive, so I don’t have a driver’s license so I have this little scooter- this little thing- so I was driving all day with my scooter up and down Dauphin Street, and people would say, “Yay, that’s the crazy Spanish director! Hey, how are you doing?”
FOX10 News asked Cabezas is Tokarev will premier here, right in front of the hometown eyes.
“I would love to go to Mobile; I would love to make a special screening there, and bring Nic Cage with me, that would be amazing," Cabezas said. "It’s not in my hands, but I’ll do everything I can to make that happen.”
Tokarev is set to appear in theaters early next year.
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