Lionsgate has just released a new trailer for The unbearable weight of massive talent. Touting the film as “the most Nicolas Cage movie of all time”, the trailer previews Cage playing himself in an action-packed adventure that will see him channel his most famous film roles in order to save his family. In honor of Global Movie Day, Lionsgate’s new trailer features plenty of new footage with the dialogue dubbed into a variety of languages. You can watch the video below.
The official synopsis reads: “Creatively dissatisfied and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a million dollar offer to attend the birthday party of a dangerous super fan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an extremely unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA (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. himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this exact moment, the award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nick Cage.”
Tom Gormican is directing and co-writing the screenplay with Kevin Etten. Etten and Cage produced with Mike Nilon, Kristin Burr and Kevin Turen. The unbearable weight of massive talent stars Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, Neil Patrick Harris and Tiffany Haddish.
Nicolas Cage wasn’t too excited to play himself
Nicolas Cage has taken on a wide variety of roles over the years, but the idea of playing himself in a movie is different. The actor discussed the film in a previous interview with Weekly entertainmentand while he plays a fictional version of himself, Cage still wasn’t too keen on playing the role of “Nick Cage” in The unbearable weight of massive talent. That changed when he saw the script, because he liked the creative vision.
“[‘Nick Cage’] is a made-up version of Nic Cage,” Cage said. “The character feels dissatisfied and faces the rejection that can happen so often in the small town of Hollywood. It is not me. I feel pretty good. I wasn’t too excited about playing it myself, but when Tom sent me this script, Nicky kinda reminded me of Jerry Lewis’ Buddy Love in The mad professor. I always admired what he did with this film. For me, Nicky steals the show.”
The unbearable weight of massive talent was named one of the headliners for this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Film festivals and conferences run from March 11-20, 2022. This will give those in attendance a chance to see what might be Cage’s craziest role yet ahead of its wider release. The Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock vehicle is also included with the headliners. The lost city from filmmakers Adam and Aaron Nee.
For its wide distribution, The unbearable weight of massive talent is expected to drop on April 22, 2022.
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