Actor Nicolas Cage has signed up to star as Al Capone in filmmaker Brian De Palma's prequel to The Untouchables. Cage, reuniting with his Snake Eyes director, will play the real-life crime boss in The Untouchables: Capone Rising, which is set to start shooting in October (07). Robert De Niro played Capone in the original 1987 movie, also directed by De Palma.