Nicolas Cage's Magnum role
Aug 25, 2007, 11:00 GMT
Nicolas Cage - Hollywood, CA © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi
Nicolas Cage is being lined up to star in the big screen version of hit 80s TV show 'Magnum, P.I.'
The 'Ghost Rider' actor is in talks to take on the role of suave private detective Thomas Magnum, originally made famous by Tom Selleck.
Cage is said to be seriously considering the offer after being impressed by the script, which has an even balance of comedy and crime-solving.
Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney was originally favourite to play Magnum with British comedian Rick Gervais as his British boss Jonathan Higgins.
However, 'The Office' star Gervais rejected the project.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Cage has spent nearly £5 million on a British castle.
The actor intends to move into Midford Castle, which is located near Bath, with his wife Alice Lim and 21-month-old son Kal-El this September after his bid of £4.75 million was officially accepted.
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