Nicolas Cage in talks to star as… Nicolas Cage in new movie


Yes, you heard that right.

Nicolas Cage is to play himself in a film called The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, it has been announced.

As of now, no release date has been set for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, but hopefully we'll get it sometime in 2020 or maybe early 2021.

If you thought 2002's Adaptation-in which Nicolas Cage plays a mirror image of himself as twin brothers-was appealingly odd, his next movie is about to get even more meta.

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As described by the outlet, the reportedly "meta" script - which was co-written by Kevin Etten and director Tom Gormican (That Awkward Moment) - follows a struggling Cage, 58, in a freakish plot where he's trying his best to land a role in a new Quentin Tarantino flick as his career and notoriety recede.

Cage is no stranger to meta films, most notably having starred in Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation as Charlie Kaufman and his fictional twin brother Donald Kaufman.

The film will also reference and make jokes from "Leaving Las Vegas, ' 'Face/Off" and 'Gone In 60 Seconds.' The film's premise is as wacky as it sounds. Things go south fast. The screenplay, written without Cage's knowledge by Tom Gormican (writer/director of little know rom-com That Awkward Moment) and Kevin Etten (creator of Fox's short lived Ghosted), was never supposed to be seen by anyone who might actually buy it. Shortly after the two men become friends, the Central Intelligence Agency inform Cage that his new associate is a member of a drug cartel, which has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential candidate. 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.

Nicholas Cage did not come up with the idea himself. The writers assured him that the film wasn't poking fun at him but rather paying respect to him. Gormican sent the script to Cage with a note assuring the actor it was an homage, not a takedown. Surprisingly, the script is in high demand by many production studios.