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Nicolas Cage will be playing two versions of himself in The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent

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Nicolas Cage has got an interesting new film project in development. The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent is the new film that is directed by Tom Gormican and will be going into production soon. In the film, Cage will be playing two versions of himself and it sounds delightfully crazy.

Cage will portray a version of himself desperate to get a role in a new Quentin Tarantino movie while also struggling with a strained relationship with his teenage daughter. As he makes his way through life, he also talks to an egotistical version of himself from the ’90s who railroads him for making bad movies and not being the same star he was at the time, now dealing with a mountain of death and making an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire that is a huge fan.

While bonding with the man, who hopes to show Cage a script he’s been working on, the actor learns from the CIA that the billionaire is actually a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a presidential nominee and is recruited to get intelligence. The predicament gets worse when the billionaire brings Cage’s daughter and ex-wife for a reconciliation and he must take on the role of a lifetime to save their lives.

If anyone can make this work then Nicolas Cage can! Of course, Cage has already acted opposite himself in 2002’s Adaptation. This new film kind of sounds like Andy Samberg’s take on Cage for SNL.

Cage spoke to Empire about the film.

It’s a stylized version of me, and the fact I even have to refer to myself in the third person makes me extremely uncomfortable.There are many scenes in the movie where modern or contemporary – here we go – ‘Nic Cage’ and then young ‘Nic Cage’ are colliding and arguing and battling it out. It’s an acrobatic approach to acting.

I don’t like to look back. But this movie kind of pushes it all back in my face. I’m probably going to have to look at a couple of the movies from the past again because I think we’re gonna have to reenact some of those sequences. It’s like walking through a ‘Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari’ version of ‘Con Air’ and ‘Face/Off.’

The film is due out on 19th March 2021.

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