I’m not sure when Nicolas Cage went from being a fairly respected big time actor into being nothing more than a meme for overacting and going crazy, but it seems like the man himself is embracing it in his old age as more and more stupid roles as he’s now set to play himself in an upcoming movie.
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The movie is called ‘The Unbearable Weight Of Natural Talent’ and sounds about as ridiculous as you can get in a movie with Nicolas Cage playing Nicolas Cage. Here’s how The Hollywood Reporter described the plot:
Cage, if deals close, would star as actor Nicolas Cage. The character is desperate to get a role in a new Tarantino movie while also dealing with a strained relationship with his teenage daughter. He also occasionally talks to an egotistical 1990s version of himself who rides him for making too many crappy movies and for not being a star anymore.
The Cage character is also under a mountain of debt and finds himself forced to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire who happens to be a fan of Cage’s work and secretly hopes to show him a script on which he’s been working.
While he bonds with the man, Cage is informed by the CIA that the billionaire is actually a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee, and is recruited by the U.S. government to get intelligence. The situation spirals even more dramatically when the Mexican brings over Cage’s daughter and his ex-wife for a reconciliation, and when their lives are on the line, Cage takes on the role of a lifetime.
I mean that sounds absolutely bonkers doesn’t it and almost as if there’s too much going on in it for just one movie. Apparently it’s not gonna be some small dumbass indie movie either which is what Cage is mainly making these days, but instead a big budget studio operation with Lionsgate in pole position to make it all happen. Really is gonna be something if this manages to get made, yessiree.
For more Nicolas Cage, here’s that notorious video of him freaking out. Legendary.