Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and also a filmmaker. The 55-year-old actor is in talks for a film where the actor will play Nicolas Cage. Yes, it’s true! The actor is said to be in talks to star in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which will see him starring as a fictional version of himself.
Nicolas Cage will portray a dramatized version of himself struggling to land a role in Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie. at the same time, he’ll be struggling to reconcile with his young daughter and overcome a mountain of debt. Along the way, the CIA recruits Cage to investigate a druglord posing as a billionaire and things, of course, go wrong as Cage channels his iconic characters to save himself and maybe save the day.
The plot would not only borrow many elements from Cage’s actual life, but it will also refer to Cage’s films like Face/Off and Leaving Las/Vegas. According to reports, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent also features Cage talking to an egotistical 1990s version of himself who constantly ridicules him for being a washed-up leading man taking on low budget flop after low budget flop. Sources reveal Cage was sent a copy of the script by director and co-writer Tom Gormican, who included an accompanying letter to the 55-year-old, and not to make fun of him.
Nicolas Cage, reportedly, appears to have won over by the personal plea to have him consider the movie, and if he does sign on, he will also serve as a co-producer via his Saturn Films firm. We hope that he takes up the role; Nicolas Cage, after all, is always fun to watch him on the big screen and never more when he’s allowed to go full “Nicolas Cage”.