London: Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra seems to be eyeing the Oscars this time. He is leaving no stone unturned for his ambitious Hollywood project `Broken Horses`. After roping in the Academy Award winner Barrie Osborne as the executive producer, the director has reportedly signed Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage for the film.
"Vidhu is currently in Los Angeles, working on for 'Broken Horses'. Cage has been confirmed for one of the leading roles just a few days ago," the Daily Express quoted a source as saying.
The actor won`t need to pick up any new languages for the role - or even travel very far - Chopra recently revealed his latest project will be shot in the US and in English.
"In September, I will start shooting Broken Horses in the US. It will be an English film and will be for the world audience. I have done Hindi films, now I am doing English and after this I may do a Hindi film again," Chopra said.
A huge set is being put up in a desert town bordering Mexico and the US. `Broken Horses` will have a western cast and crew and will start shooting from September 13.
Besides Osborne, Hollywood veteran Fred Roos has also been brought on board as executive producer to put the project and cast together.
With ANI inputs