That Lolo Jones and Nicolas Cage Movie the World Was Waiting for Is Being Made

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 19, 2013

Jul 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Lolo Jones arrives at the 2013 ESPYS at the Nokia Theater.  Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Lolo Jones isn't really a flight attendant; she just plays one in the upcoming movie Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage. 

NBC OlympicTalk spotted a few tweets from the famed Olympian discussing her first role. 

Essentially, the upcoming Winter Olympics will be just one of the many places we might see Jones next year, because she landed a small part in what seems to be a very big movie. 

That Vine video leads us to believe she is some sort of skirt-wearing ninja who might use her deft martial-arts skills to aid Cage in whatever mess he finds himself in. 

Not so much. 

Jones continues by deflating our hopes with this update:

Eight words isn't a big role, and it remains to be seen if her part is kept in the movie. Still, any day chilling out with Cage (National Treasure, Kick-Ass, roughly 80 percent of memes on Reddit) is a good one. 

As of this writing, Jones doesn't even have a credit on IMDB for the movie that will open in 2014 and centers on the Christian book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. 

However, it will star Cage alongside Chad Michael Murray and Jordin Sparks, so prepare your movie-theater snacks accordingly. It also features Nicky Whelan, who tweeted out this selfie of her and Jones:

As for Jones, this is just the latest sign that she is more than willing to stretch her figurative legs when it comes to new and exciting endeavors. 

The accomplished track hurdler is still training and competing for the chance to once again represent her country, but this time in the winter. As NBC Sports reports, she is working hard in her pursuit of Olympic gold. 

As for bobsled, the World Cup season starts in Calgary in November. The U.S. pilots have until Sept. 30 to name their teams for selection races in October. The World Cup roster will be named later in October.

Jones is competing with Katie Eberling, Aja Evans, Emily Azevedo and another track convert, Lauryn Williams, for one of a potential three brakeman spots on the 2014 Olympic team.

If bobsled doesn't work out, she can always re-dedicate herself to hurdling. And if that fails, she can now build on a budding career in Hollywood.

We hope this movie is more Con Air than The Sorcerer's Apprentice from a box-office standpoint; otherwise, nobody will ever see it. 


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