A fictionalized version of Cage accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan–and then things get weird.
Nicolas Cage has long been one of Hollywood’s most awesomely over-the-top actors, and he’s embracing his quirky reputation in the wild new trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which Cage plays himself.
Th brilliant star of movies like Pig, Adaptation, Face/Off and Con Air fronts a decidedly meta movie in which Cage portrays a fictionalized version of himself that’s being billed as “the most Nicolas Cage movie ever.”
Watch the trailer above and check out the official synopsis here:
Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal).
Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and 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.
With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nicolas Cage.
“[‘Nick Cage’] is an invented version of Nic Cage,” the Oscar-winning actor recently told EW.
“The character is feeling unfulfilled and contending with the rejection that can happen so often in the small town that is Hollywood. It’s not me. I’m feeling pretty good about things.”
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent hits theaters in April 2022.