Nicolas Cage is one of the most entertaining actors in the world. He’s not afraid to “go there” every single time he’s on screen.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s almost always entertaining as hell.
And his next film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, sounds like it could be one of his best. In the meta action comedy, Cage will play a fictionalized version of himself.
The plot: Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a super fan. When things take a wildly dangerous turn, Cage is 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.
I’m sold. Can I just buy my ticket now? Is that possible?
This movie is being directed by Tom Gormican, based on a script he co-wrote with Kevin Etten.
Lionsgate plans to release this film March 19, 2021.