Nicolas Cage To Play Himself In ‘The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent’

How determined are you to be yourself in a movie? Nicolas Cage has debatably done the craziest acting on film the world has ever seen. From Ghost Rider to The Wicker Man to Mandy to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and more, the actor has done it all since 1981.

Recently, Lionsgate has managed to greenlight a metadrama titled The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent with the actor in talks to star, and according to Collider:

[The film] follows actor ‘Nicolas Cage,’ who is trying to get a role in a new Tarantino movie while navigating a strained relationship with his teenage daughter. He’s also under a mountain of debt, and as such, is forced to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire who also happens to be a ruthless drug kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a local politician. Naturally, the CIA recruits Cage to get involved and assume the role of action hero once again.



This version of the actor will be talking to the egotistical 1990s version of the actor, pulling his leg for the career choices he’s made in the business. The film will reference Cage classics such as Leaving Las Vegas, Face-Off, and Gone in 60 Seconds.

Tom Gormican is reportedly on the director’s chair with a screenplay written by himself and Kevin Etten. If this deal pulls through, Cage would also be producer under his Saturn Films banner alongside Mike Nilon and Kevin Turen, the latter of whom served as an executive producer on HBO’s Euphoria.


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Source: Collider and The Hollywood Reporter