Are you ready for Nic Cage playing Nic Cage?
From director Tom Gormican comes a meta heist comedy, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, where Nicolas Cage stars as Nicolas Cage, and he's on a very weird mission. The movie, from Lionsgate, hits theaters on April 22, 2022.
The official synopsis is:
“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.”
Check out the trailer below.
Cage is coming off a virtuoso performance in Pig, and this seems like another fun swing at bringing camp into his person. No word yet on if the movie delivers, but I am excited to see Nic Cage out here being Nic Cage.
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