Remember that incredibly meta film about Nicolas Cage starring Nicolas Cage? Well, now it has a release date.
According to Deadline, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will be released March 2021. The meta-action comedy, in which the actor stars as a fictionalised version of himself, will be directed by Tom Gormican.
In it, Cage speaks to an egotistical version of himself from the 90s who mocks his future self for not being famous, and for making too many low-budget films.
Broke, facing a lot of debt, the fictionalised Cage accepts a $1 million offer to attend a superfan’s birthday, who just so happens to be a member of the Mexican drug cartel. From there, he is recruited by the US government to gather intelligence. There is also some supposed Cage on Cage action, with Nic confronting his scornful 90s self.
When things inevitably take a bad turn, Cage must channel his former on-screen characters to save himself and his teen daughter. Here’s hoping for a return of Wild at Heart’s Sailor Ripley.