Nic Cage takes on the greatest role of his career as…Nic Cage? In The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the iconic actor plays a fictionalized version of himself and the somewhat exaggerated hijinks he has to deal with on a daily basis. Alongside Cage, the film stars Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tiffany Haddish. The film is directed by Tom Gormican and co-written by Gormican and Kevin Etten.
In The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, “Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nicolas Cage.”
This trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent looks wild, and features Cage hamming it up like only he can. Check it out ahead of the film’s release next April!
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will be released in theatres on April 22, 2022 from Mongrel Media and Lionsgate.