The highest rated Nicolas Cage movie on Rotten Tomatoes.
Early drafts of the script had the story set in France and Spain before finally landing in Portland, Oregon.
Nicolas Cage wanted to remind viewers that he can give a realistic performance.
The budget was very small, so they couldn't hire a trained pig.
Nicolas Cage plays a retired chef, and there is a short scene before he makes a pivotal meal where you can hear a barred owl make their distinct call, "Who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all."
Nearly one hour was cut from the movie as distributors thought it was too long.
The original cut was over two hours.
During shooting, Nicolas Cage took Alex Wolff and most of the crew to watch Parasite (2019), which is also distributed by Neon.
Nicolas Cage said there are a lot of similarities between him and Rob; Cage previously stated his character in Joe (2013) was the closest to him in real life.
Nicolas Cage said both movies Pig (2021) and Mandy (2018) are about loss.
Mandy (2018) and Color Out Of Space (2019), both films starring Nicolas Cage as the leading role, have the same editor. The three movies start in a forest. Both Pig and Mandy are in three chapters with different titles.
The first cut was so long, to make it short the director and editor agreed on dividing the story into three parts.
Shooting the whole film only took 20 days.
When it was first announced, John Oliver promoted it on his show.
Nicolas Cage is Alex Wolff's favorite actor.
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