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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent | April 22, 2022 | Nic Cage as Nic Cage

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Cage, if deals close, would star as actor Nicolas Cage. The character is desperate to get a role in a new Tarantino movie while also dealing with a strained relationship with his teenage daughter. He also occasionally talks to an egotistical 1990s version of himself who rides him for making too many crappy movies and for not being a star anymore.

The Cage character is also under a mountain of debt and finds himself forced to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire who happens to be a fan of Cage’s work and secretly hopes to show him a script on which he’s been working.

While he bonds with the man, Cage is informed by the CIA that the billionaire is actually a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee, and is recruited by the U.S. government to get intelligence. The situation spirals even more dramatically when the Mexican brings over Cage’s daughter and his ex-wife for a reconciliation, and when their lives are on the line, Cage takes on the role of a lifetime.

The story is meta and includes nods to Cage works such as Leaving Las Vegas, Face-Off and Gone in 60 Seconds, while the script that Cage and the Mexican are writing begins to mirror events on the storyline. The project has tones of Adaptation, which starred Cage, Jean-Claude Van Damme’s meta movie JCVD, and the John Travolta Hollywood caper Get Shorty, among others.

 

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https://deadline.com/2020/02/nicolas-cage-the-unbearable-weight-of-massive-talent-release-date-1202850340/

 

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Lionsgate has set a March 19, 2021 wide-release date for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the meta action comedy that stars Nicolas Cage as a version of himself.

 

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This kind of thing is really, really, hard to pull off.

Joanquin Phoenix managed to do it, don't know if Cage can.

I presume Lionsgate will sell the rights to this so if it flops somone else gets hurt.

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This was the greatest thing they showed all week and it by far had the biggest crowd reaction, and that is saying something given roughly 25% of people had already left for the airport.  

 

I can't wait to see this.  It was hilarious.  

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