Nicolas Cage is starring in ‘The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent,’ a comedy described as ‘meta-movie’ where the actor will portray a ‘stylistic version’ of himself. Cage says that he will revisit scenes from some of his most iconic roles, such as Con Air, in a few sequences.
“It’s a stylised version of me, and the fact I even have to refer to myself in the third person makes me extremely uncomfortable. There are many scenes in the movie where modern or contemporary – here we go – ‘Nic Cage’ and then young ‘Nic Cage’ are colliding and arguing and battling it out. It’s an acrobatic approach to acting,” Nicholas Cage told Empire. “I’m probably going to have to look at a couple of the movies from the past again, because I think we’re gonna have to reenact some of those sequences. It’s like walking through a Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari version of Con Air and Face / Off.”
Honestly, this movie sounds both awful and awesome at the same time, which about sums up Nicolas Cage’s career as an actor. For instance, in 2009, he starred in the awful film Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and the following year, he starred in the awesome movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It is back and forth, but he is clearly a talented actor who has landed some lackluster film. I am looking forward to this movie as I love it when actors portray themselves in film or television.
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent is directed by Tom Gormican who co-wrote it with Kevin Etten. Nicolas Cage will play two versions of himself, a more experienced one and a young ‘wilder’ one. Lionsgate is said to be releasing the film in theaters on March 19, 2021.
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