Watch Nic Cage Be The Most Nic Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Is a movie about Nic Cage being Nic Cage genre? The obvious answer is no, but I’d argue that Nic Cage is a genre unto himself, and what could be more in the genre of Nic Cage than the actor playing a fictional version of himself in an action-comedy called The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

What’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent about? Check out the official synopsis below for the delightful answer:

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.

Yes, Cage has certainly been in a slew of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror movies, and this isn’t one of them. But a movie that centers on Nic Cage and also touches on fandom, embodied by Din Djarin himself, Pedro Pascal, seems like something worth watching with a big ol’ bucket of popcorn.

If this still isn’t SFF-adjacent enough for you, don’t worry— we’ll soon see Cage donning a vampire cape for the upcoming Renfield film, where he’ll play Dracula himself. Renfield isn’t expected to come out until at least 2023, however, which is too long to go without Cage. Luckily for us, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent premieres in theaters on April 22, 2022 and stars not only Cage, Pascal and Haddish, but Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, and Neil Patrick Harris as well.


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