Diplo Is Very Upset That Nicolas Cage Will Play Joe Exotic In the 'Tiger King' Series

Sami Drasin

Diplo photographed on Feb. 12, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Diplo really found his spirit animal in Tiger King star Joe Exotic. The similarities between the two -- charismatic blondes guided by their passion for music and relentless pursuit of success -- are indeed real.

It thus makes sense that Diplo is bummed that he wasn't tapped to play Joe in the upcoming scripted television show based on the seedy, bats--t crazy Tiger King saga, with the role instead going to Nicolas Cage.

But this doesn't mean Diplo isn't tracking time on the big screen. He's got a cameo in The High Note, a forthcoming film starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Dakota Johnson, Ice Cube and Kelvin Harrison Jr. Directed by Nisha Ganatra, known for her directing work on Transparent and the Mindy Kaling/Emma Thompson vehicle Late Night, the film is premiering online this May 29.

Check out Diplo's thoughts on the matter below.


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