Academy award-winning Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage will soon be seen in a rib-tickling action-comedy film on the big screens. The film
is titled The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, helmed by Tom Gormican, he also wrote the screenplay along with Kevin Etten (Reaper, Scrubs).
In Nov 2019 entertainment company Lionsgate acquired the rights to Kevin and Tom’s script and the filming commenced in Oct 2020. On Dec 14, 2021, the makers unveiled the official red band teaser trailer of the film on various SM platforms.
And as the trailer suggests, Cage is seen playing himself, an actor, who has a crazy fan in the character of a drug lord who offers him 1 million dollars (around Rs 7.5 cr) to attend his birthday party. Further, the actor is seen having a tussle to save his wife and daughter from his billionaire fan.
Release Date in India
Nicolas Cage starrer was to release earlier in March 2021, but ’cause of the delayed production schedule, the release date was put off by the makers.
The film had its premiere at South By or SXSW (South By Southwest) film festival in March 2022, and the early reviews are all positive. In June 2021 Makers announced that The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent would hit the U.S theatres on 22 April 2022.
The dark comedy will also release in India on the same date, April 22, in selected cinema halls, the film will be released in English only.
Star Cast of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
- Narcos, Game of Thrones tv series fame Pedro Pascal is playing Cage’s that wild fan who offered him Rs 7.5 crores to appear on his birthday.
- How I Met Your Mother fame Neil Patrick Harris will be playing cage’s agent,
- Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Catastrophe, and Divorce) in cage’s wife role.
- Lily Sheen as actor’s daughter,
- Sitcom show The Carmichael fame Tiffany Haddish (Vivian), Ike Barinholtz (Vivian’s beau),
- Jacob Scipio, Alessandra Mastronardi, and Paco Leon.
It is bankrolled by Kevin Etten, Mike Nelon, Nicolas Cage, Kristin Burr, and Kevin Turen under the banner Saturn Films and Burr Productions. Distributors are Lionsgate. Editing has been carried out by Melissa Bretherton and the film has music by Mark Isham.
Watch the official red band teaser trailer of UWMT
Nicolas Cage Upcoming Films
On the Workfront, the main lead, Cage was seen in three films in the year 2021 (Prisoners of The Ghostland, Willy’s Wonderland, and Pig, the latter two films he also produced).
And the actor will be seen in three more films this year, apart from UWMT, which are The Retirement Plan (Matt), Brett Donowho’s directorial western film The Old Way, and Gabe Polsky’s Butcher’s Crossing(Miller). And recently he has been on board to play Dracula in fantasy horror comedy Renfield.