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Cage And Smith Star In Time Share
Nic and Will duke it out

07 June 2005  |  Written by   

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They're two of Hollywood's biggest stars, they're teaming up for a new comedy and we're more than a little excited. The box-office behemoth that is Will Smith and the Hollywood heavyweight known only as Nic Cage are getting together for Time Share, a new comedy which they will not only star in but also co-produce.

The pair will both play pater familias (Familiases? Well, fathers anyway) who take their families on what is supposed to be a dream holiday. Unfortunately, however, they've both been booked in to the same time share apartment for the same two weeks. Were we the gambling sort, we'd put money on confusion, rilvalry and hijinks resulting from then on.

It's been a while since we saw Cage play a family man. In fact, the last time he really did was in, er, The Family Man, although his upcoming film The Weather Man also sees him married and sprogged up. Since he's just finished playing a demonic motorcycle stunt artist in Ghost Rider, however, he's probably ready for a spot of light comedy. Will Smith too has been too busy fighting robots, aliens and sharks and setting Kevin James up on dates in his last few films to find time for the wife and kids. And while Smith made the recent rom-com smash Hitch, Cage hasn't really stretched his comedy muscles in a few years now.

But both are talented comedians as well as action men, and we suspect that their wildly different styles mean that they'll make a rather good double act – more than compensating for the uninspiring premise of the film. But then, Meet the Parents didn't have a terribly clever premise either – which goes to show, as long as the characters work, we'll be OK.

No director is onboard as yet, but with the combined star wattage of these two, they'll soon be swarming around like moths. The film's based on a script by Mark Steilen, who's about to direct Basket Case, based on his script and produced by the Farrelly Brothers. If that does well, he may want to direct this too, but we'll keep you up to date as we learn more.

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