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New Trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Highlights Nicolas Cage’s Unique Story

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In commemoration of Global Movie Day, Lionsgate released a trailer for the film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent starring Nicolas Cage who will act as himself. Uniquely, the trailer released through the account social media the studio is showing versions with different subtitles for several countries to celebrate Global Movie Day! The film is now scheduled to hit theaters on April 22, 2022.

Besides Cage, this film also stars Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, with Neil Patrick Harris, and Tiffany Haddish. The film was written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten and directed by Tom Gormican.

The meta film, which will reference films such as Leaving Las Vegas, Face/Off, Gone in 60 Seconds and other Cage films, will be scripted by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten.

Pascal stars as Javi, a very wealthy Nick Cage (Cage) fan who wants the actor to come to his birthday celebration, so they can live out his more iconic film roles together. Nick Cage is said to be in need of money and Javi wants his favorite actor to attend, so what could go wrong?

The film’s story will follow Nicolas Cage at a time in his life when he desperately wanted a role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film. During this time, he lived with his teenage daughter, although their relationship was not that great. The film also features Cage talking to “a self-centered 1990s version of himself mocking him for making too many bad films and for not being a star anymore.”

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie poster
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If that sounds interesting, that’s only a small introduction to the story because The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent even go further into the fictional world of Nicolas Cage. The plot thickens when Cage, who is heavily in debt, is asked to appear at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire, who happens to be a huge fan of the actor. The billionaire hopes to give Cage the script he wrote to get him to star in the project.

While Cage continues to bond with the man, he is told by the CIA that “the billionaire is actually a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential candidate.” Cage is then recruited by the US government to obtain information about the billionaire. To make matters worse when the man brings “Cage’s daughter and ex-wife to reconciliation, and their lives are at stake.”

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