Nicolas Cage is about to take on the ultimate Nicolas Cage role: Nicolas Cage. Cage is playing a fictionalized version of himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which finds the actor reckoning with his career choices while also getting mixed up in a plot involving the CIA and a drug cartel kingpin. Playing Nic Cage will require Nic Cage to revisit some Nic Cage movies, a concept that the actor isn’t entirely comfortable with. But he’ll do it anyway, because he’s an artist, gosh darn it. In a new interview, Cage opens up a little about what it’s going to be like to play himself.
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Last fall, we reported on what could be the most Nicolas Cage movie ever made. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will see the National Treasure star playing a fictionalized version of himself struggling with career ambitions, a strained relationship with his daughter, and helping the U.S. government stop a Mexican drug cartel kingpin who is responsible for a high profile kidnapping. Yes, as crazy as it sounds, this movie is real, and it just got a release date in spring 2021 from Lionsgate. Read More »
Nicolas Cage, wonderful actor and Prince of Memes, might be about to ascend to another plane of existence. Because Nicolas Cage is in talks to play Nicolas Cage in a movie about – wait for it – Nicolas Cage. The film is The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and Cage would play a fictionalized version of himself having to reckon with his career choices while also getting mixed up in a plot involving the CIA and a drug cartel kingpin.
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