Nicolas Cage has been pictured back on set of his new movie in Los Angeles, just as it was revealed the actor had allegedly been involved in a drunken brawl in Las Vegas.
Cage, 57, was seen giving co-star Demi Moore, 58, a tight embrace as they filmed scenes for their upcoming project, action-comedy The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, on Thursday.
The alleged Vegas brawl is said to have taken place on September 13.
The movie sees Cage play a fictionalized version of himself, where he begrudgingly accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a Mexican billionaire super fan.
Back on set: Cage was all smiles as he resumed filming his new project after the alleged brawl
Difference: The actor is seen above on Sept. 13 in Las Vegas after an alleged drunken brawl
According to a synopsis, when things take a wild turn, ‘Nic is forced to become a version of some of his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate his wife and daughter from the fan who is a notorious drug lord.’
It is not yet clear who Indecent Proposal star Moore is playing, but the actress looked stunning while onset in a tight-fitting all-yellow ensemble.
Playing himself, it looked as though Cage – who has displayed thinning hair in the past – was sporting a much fuller head of hair.
No entry: A female believed to be a member of staff was seen blocking the actor from going back into the eatery
Moving on: Nicolas gives co-star Demi Moore a tight embrace on set of new movie in LA… after actor was ‘thrown out of Vegas restaurant’ following a ‘booze-filled row with staff’
Dressing the part: Playing himself, it looked as though Cage – who has displayed thinning hair in the past – was sporting a much fuller head of hair
At one point, Cage was seeing getting into a fist-fight with a male co-star, as the filmed scenes for a brawl as part of the movie.
The sighting comes after it was reported that Cage was thrown out of a restaurant in Las Vegas after a drunken row with staff last week, according to new reports.
Footage obtained by The Sun shows the actor being escorted out of Lawry’s Prime Rib near the main strip.
The publication also claims that he was was ‘mistaken for a homeless man’ by onlookers during the incident on September 13.
What fight? The actor shrugged off any controversy as he filmed scenes with Indecent Proposal actress Demi Moor
Mellow yellow: Demi, 58, looked stunning in her ensemble as she filmed in LA
Mystery role: It is not yet clear what part Demi is playing in the movie alongside Cage
An eyewitness claimed the star – who won an Oscar for his portrayal of an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas – had been drinking whiskey and tequila before the reported outburst.
It comes three months after the death of his mother Joy Vogelsang in May who passed away at the age of 85 and his fifth marriage to Riko Shibata, 26, back in March.
In the clip Nicolas can be seen wearing leopard print trousers, a black T-shirt and no shoes before putting some sandals on and walking out of the door.
Action man: Cage is playing a fictionalized version of himself in the action-comedy
Tough times: Nicolas recently lost his mother and ended his fifth marriage, before it was reported that he became embroiled in a drunken brawl
Going through the motions: The actor is seen filming on set following reports of a scuffle
He then appears to try to walk back into the venue while a female member of staff stands in front of him blocking the way.
A source told the newspaper: ‘We were at that bar at Lawry’s when we noticed what we at first thought was a homeless man completely drunk and being rowdy.
‘To our shock it turned to be Nicolas Cage. He was completely smashed and was getting into a bit of a fight with the staff.
Explaining things: Demi and Nicolas looked deep in conversation between takes
Is everything OK? The actor looked disheveled on set which could be part of the character
Action scenes: The new movie sees Cage play himself, while it is unclear which part Moore is playing
‘He was in a really bad state and was walking around shoeless. Staff told us he had been downing shots of tequila and 1980 Macallan whiskey.’
A representative for Nicolas has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
Nicolas’ mum Joy passed away on May 26.
Brawl: Meanwhile, the actor was getting into a fight on set as part of the movie
Fight! After reports of a brawl in real life, Nicolas Cage got back into the swing of things on set with another dust-up
Waving off: Demi appeared in high spirits as she joined Cage on set
Comeback: Demi appears to be returning to big screen glory on the project
Joy – who battled mental health issues for decades – had been in the hospital for two weeks before her passing, Nicolas’ bother Christopher shared on Facebook.
It comes after back in March 2019 Nicolas was filmed making a scene while applying for a marriage license with his much younger girlfriend, bizarrely telling onlookers she was going to take all of his money, seen in footage obtained by DailyMail.com.
The actor was seen with makeup artist Erika Koike – who would go on to be his fourth wife – at the Clark County Court House Marriage Licence Bureau in downtown Las Vegas around 11am.
Sad loss: It comes three months after the death of his mother Joy Vogelsang in May who passed away at the age of 85 (pictured together in 1998)
Partner: It also comes after his fifth marriage to Riko Shibata, 26, back in March (pictured in July)
Oh dear: It comes after back in March 2019 Nicolas was filmed making a scene while applying for a marriage license with his much younger girlfriend, bizarrely telling onlookers she was going to take all of his money, seen in footage obtained by DailyMail.com
Cage appeared to be ‘very out of it’ and was ‘most likely drunk’, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com at the time.
Cage, dressed in a dark jacket, red shirt and dark pants, was filmed slowly walking behind his girlfriend with his hands on his hips, muttering to himself.
At one point he raised his voice to say Koike’s ‘boyfriend’ was a drug dealer and that ‘he isn’t doing it’ – seemingly referring to getting a marriage license.
The video shows Koike calmly telling Cage, ‘I never asked you to do this’, before he smiles and gently pushes her through the hallway, saying ‘come on, let’s go’.
Brushing it all off: Cage appeared to be fully recovered from the alleged brawl on Thursday
Business as usual: Cage gets back to work after his incident in Vegas
Family drama: It looked as though Demi and Nicolas were playing a scene where they are protecting a youngster
Run to him: The co-star is then seen filming with main star Nicolas
Embrace: Nicolas Cage hugs his other co-star on set
Lots to discuss: Nicolas and Demi were pictured just as it was revealed he’d been involved in a real-life brawl
‘They started by filling the application in one of the machines,’ the source told DailyMail.com.
‘The whole time he was yelling ”she is going to take all my money” and ”her ex is a druggy, her ex is a druggy”.
‘The woman only kept saying ”Baby I am not asking you to do this”.’
Because the couple were making such a scene, they were taken into a private room and later left the courthouse with papers, according to the source.
Pow wow: The co-stars are seen deep in conversation between takes
Group hug: Nic looked pained at one point during filming a scene with his co-stars
Waiting: Demi is seen chatting to the cast and crew while on set
Tense talks: The trio appeared to be in the middle of a heated scene for the movie
Group shot: The co-stars gather between filming on set in Los Angeles
The star – who is a nephew of legendary The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola – has spoken previously about his need to keep working so he stays out of trouble.
In 2018 interview he said: ‘If I don’t have somewhere to go in the morning and a job to do, it can be very self-destructive.
‘Then I’m just going to sit and order two bottles of red wine and dissolve, and I don’t want to be that person, so I have to work.’
As well as Erika and Riko, Nicolas was married to Alice Kim from 2004 through 2016.
The couple were married in July 2004, and gave birth to their son Kal-El on October 3, 2005.
Before that, Cage was married to Lisa Marie Presley, 51, for around three months in 2002.
Prior to that, he was wed to Patricia Arquette, 50, from 1995 until 2001.
The Lord of War actor also has a son, Weston, 28, from a previous relationship with actress Christina Fulton.
The actor is best known for his appearances in the films Wild At Heart, Moonstruck and National Treasure.
Early fame: The actor is best known for his appearances in the films Wild At Heart (pictured with Dern), Moonstruck and National Treasure