The upcoming Nicolas Cage movie where the actor plays himself and gets mixed up with a drug kingpin and later becomes an informant for the CIA now has a release date. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will hit theatres on March 19, 2021, film studio Lionsgate has confirmed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
That’s the same date as the video game movie Tomb Raider 2 and the next Paranormal Activity sequel. The plot description for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is completely absurd in the best way (we think).
Cage plays a version of himself who is suffering through debt and a strained relationship with his daughter. He’s also trying to get a role in a new Quentin Tarantino movie. To make some cash, Cage takes money from a Mexican billionaire for an appearance at his birthday party.
Cage becomes friends with the billionaire, but then the CIA tells him that he’s actually a drug cartel kingpin. Not only that, but this man kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee. The CIA then recruits Cage to become an informant.
According to previous reports, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will also contain references to famous Cage movies like Leaving Las Vegas (for which he won an Oscar), as well as Face-Off and Gone in 60 Seconds.
Tom Gormican (Ghosted, That Awkward Moment) is reportedly set to direct off a script from Kevin Etten (Scrubs, Workaholics).
Cage is getting paid big money for this new movie, as a report said he is expected to earn a payday in the range of what he was making for the National Treasure series and Con Air.
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