Nicolas Cage to Play Mike Matusow?

Nicolas Cage to Play Mike Matusow?

Monday, 2 June 2014

Last month we brought you news of a potential new movie on the life and times of Mike Matusow.

Based on the four-time WSOP bracelet winner's 2012 memoir, 'Check-Raising The Devil' the new biopic will tell the story of the Mouth's battles with drugs, depression, jail and of course his stellar poker career.

But who would producers choose to play Matusow? According to a recent interview with the man himself at, Nicolas Cage is in pole position to get the part.

“They’ve talked to one person already and he’s real interested plus he lives in Vegas ... so we’ll see what happens,” Matusow told PokerListings.

There's still no date for a release but the wheels seem to be in motion.

Tags: Mike Matusow, movies, Nicolas Cage