In the most Nicolas Cage thing to ever happen, Cage has been slated to appear in a new movie as himself. The meta film titled The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will play a fictional version of himself.
The new film will see Cage, who has starred in some legendary cult classics including Con Air and Face/Off, play a fictitious version of himself who is desperate to attempt land a role in a new Quentin Tarantino movie following a career downturn.
The Hollywood Reporter, has suggested that production company Lionsgate is in final talks to pick up the project. With the script written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten there is a lot of hope that this project will get off the ground. Gormican will also take on directing duties, claims the Hollywood news site.
The story will see the fictional version of Cage a little strapped for cash end up writing a script for a particularly rich member of the Mexican Cartel. It then sees Cage become a CIA agent who has to help save a kidnapped child of a presidential candidate.
The character, who struggles to maintain a relationship with his daughter throughout the film, and plays on the idea of a more egotistical and arrogant version of Cage in the ’90s.
Throughout the film, the character – who struggles with a strained relationship with his daughter – also speaks to an egotistical and more successful version of himself from the ’90s. Cage signed up after the writers of, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was an ode to Cage’s glittering career.