Hollywood star Nicolas Cage is all set to play himself in the upcoming film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Reportedly, Company Lionsgate is in final talks to buy the project.
As being reported, Cage will be seen playing a version of himself as an actor who, in need of money and creatively unfulfilled, begrudgingly accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a Mexican billionaire super fan.
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And when things take a wild turn in a series of events, Cage is forced to become a version of some of his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate himself from an increasingly dangerous situation.
It’s going to be an interesting watch as the Bollywood star has quite a remarkable list of films to his credit, making his debut in 1982’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High. His Hollywood journey continued while starring in various roles that include The Cotton Club, Raising Arizona, Peggy Sue Got Married, Wild at Heart and Honeymoon in Vegas, to name a few.
Nicholas Cage won the best actor Academy Award for 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas and also starred in The Rock, Face/Off and Con Air. He was nominated for 2002’s Adaptation.
His further notable works include National Treasure, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Kick-Ass, Ghost Rider, Dog Eat Dog, Mom and Dad and Mandy.
Nicholas Cage will produce this film via his Saturn Films banner, alongside Mike Nilon and Kevin Turen,