Here’s the first trailer for the eagerly anticipated Nicolas Cage starrer, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. You can’t always judge a film by the trailer, but this looks like it’s going to be a tremendous amount of fun.
A meta comedy-thriller, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent sees the one and only Cage playing ‘Nick Cage’, a fictionalised version of himself. Strapped for cash, Cage accepts a million dollars to attend the birthday party of Javi (Pedro Pascal), a Cage fanatic who just so happens to be a dangerous crime boss.
As usual, Cage looks to be fully committed to his performance, and this film could just be wacky enough to work. It appears that the Oscar winner is having a great time playing an OTT version of himself. Co-star Pedro Pascal also seems to be having a good time too.
Not only does Cage play ‘Nick’, but he also plays ‘Nicky’, a younger version of Cage who is much more focused on his career as a serious actor. Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan and Lily Sheen co-star in the film which Tom Gormican directs from a script he co-wrote with Kevin Effen.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is set to open in the US on April 22, 2022.