NEW DELHI: Academy Award-winner and renowned actor Nicolas
Cage will receive a 2013 "Ischia Legend Award"
at the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival on 19
A special screening of his latest motion picture, Emmett/Furla
Films' The Frozen Ground, will take place that
night during a gala evening at the Regina Isabella Hotel
on Ischia's Lacco Ameno bay. Co-star Vanessa Hudgens
and producers 50 Cent and Randall Emmett will join the
Hollywood superstar and the director at the event, according
to Festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini.
annual festival will be held from 14 to 21 July on the
picturesque isle that is located off the coast of Naples.
It is presented under the auspices of the Ischia International
Arts Academy with the support of BNL-Group, BNP PARIBAS,
and 3 Italy along with the sponsorship of the Italian
Culture Ministry and the Campania Region.
Cage, nephew of filmmaker Francis Ford and of actress
Talia Shire, has appeared in more than 60 films and
is one of the most celebrated actors in the world. In
1996 he won the Best Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for
Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas and in 2002 he
was nominated by the Academy for Spike Jonze's Adaptation.
Cage has worked with the greatest contemporary masters
from Alan Parker (Birdy) to David Lynch (Wild at Heart),
from Martin Scorsese (Bringing Out the Dead) to Brian
De Palma's (Snake Eyes), from Ridley Scott (Matchstick
Men) to Werner Herzog (The Bad Lieutenant) and Joel
vast filmography also includes Raising Arizona, The
Rock, Face/Off, Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, National
Treasure, Lord of War, Ghost Rider, Kick-Ass, and
The Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In 2013, he
voiced the character of Crug in the animated film
The Croods. His next film will be David Gordon Green's
"Nicolas Cage has been praised for his daring
performances and fearless choice of roles," said
Vicedomini. "He is truly one of the great male
movie stars and we welcome him with open arms to our
festival and to the island of Ischia." Vicedomini
also thanked the producers of The Frozen Ground for
allowing the Ischia Global Fest to screen the film.
Directed by Scott Walker, it is a thriller based on
the life of serial killer Robert Hansen - played by
John Cusack - a seemingly quiet family man who in
the '80s terrorized Alaska by abducting, torturing
and killing 24 women. Cage plays the role of the Sheriff
while Hudgens plays a stripper trying to lure the
assassin. The film also stars rapper 50 Cent.
Noted film producer and executive Arnon Milchan and
actor Samuel L. Jackson have already been announced
as 2013 Ischia Legend Award recipients. Prior recipients
include Oliver Stone, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ben Kingsley,
Hilary Swank and music icons Sting, Burt Bacharach,
Harry Belafonte and producer/executive Clive Davis.
Joining Vicedomini in overseeing this year's Ischia
Global Film & Music Fest are President Michele
Placido, Honorary Presidents Trudie Styler and Tony
Renis, and an Executive Board comprised of producers
Mark Canton, Marina Cicogna, Rick Nicita, Paula Wagner,
Aurelio De Laurentiis, multi Oscar-winning production
designers Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo,
president of Cinecittà Studios Luigi Abete,
Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis and Italian movie
icons Franco Nero, Lina Wertmuller and Enrico Lucherini.