The Runner (Official Trailer) starring Nicolas Cage

Here's a look at the upcoming Nicolas Cage film, The Runner, focused on the 2010 BP oil spill off the Louisiana coast.

Cage portrays an idealistic congressman named Colin Pryce whose career is derailed following a sex scandal that thrusts him into the public eye. In spite of the backlash, the Louisianan politician gives everything he's got against the entire oil lobby because of the negative impact that the spill continues to have on his local community.

The Runner hits theaters on August 7.