Nicolas Cage to star as Osama bin Laden hunter in new film Army of One from Borat director

The actor will play Gary Faulkner, an ordinary American who went on 11 solo missions to Pakistan to track down the al-Qaeda leader

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Nicolas Cage is to star in a satirical film by the director of Borat about an ordinary American who took it upon himself to hunt down Osama bin Laden.

The actor will play Gary Faulkner, a Colorado construction worker who travelled to Pakistan eleven times in an attempt to capture the al-Qaeda leader.

Army of One, which is based on Faulkner’s story detailed in a GQ magazine article by Chris Heath, will be directed by Larry Charles, whose past comedies include Borat, Bruno and The Dictator.

Gary Faulkner returns from his eleventh solo mission to Pakistan to track down Osama bin Laden

Charles, a former staff writer for TV sitcom Seinfeld, has signed a deal with Hollywood producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein to release the movie under their new TWC-Dimension production company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Faulkner was detained in Pakistan in 2010 on his final solo quest to hunt down Bin Laden where he was discovered by local police in a forest with little more than a dagger, a pistol and a pair of night vision goggles.


He reportedly declared: “I think Osama is responsible for bloodshed in the world, and I want to kill him” on his arrest. 

The eccentric ponytailed adventurer, nicknamed the “Rocky Mountain Rambo”, became known for referring to his target as “Binny Boy” during appearances on US talk shows including The Early Show, The View, Letterman and Fox News.

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