Nicholas Cage stars as himself in a new trailer for the action-comedy film, The unbearable weight of massive talent. Directed by Tom Gormican, the film follows a fictionalized version of Cage, who, rather than being wealthy and successful, finds no acting work and is on the verge of financial ruin.
After being persuaded by his agent, Cage accepts an offer to attend a superfan’s birthday party in exchange for US$1 million. As he ends up befriending the fan on his private island in Spain, things change when he is contacted by the CIA and recruited for a clandestine mission.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter at SXSW, Cage revealed that he was initially offended when he learned of the film’s existence. “I declined three or four times,” Cage said.
A letter from Gormican eventually convinced him. “But when I got Tom’s letter, I was like, ‘OK, he’s not just trying to make fun of the so-called Nick Cage; there is real interest in some of the earlier work,” he continued.
Cage served as producer on the film, alongside Mike Nilon, Kristin Burr and Kevin Turen. The unbearable weight of massive talent will premiere at SXSW on March 12, followed by a theatrical release on April 22.
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