This is easily the best headline I’ve ever had the pleasure to write: Nicolas Cage will play Nicolas Cage in a film all about Nicolas Cage.
Isn’t that just the best thing ever. It’s probably the best bit of pop culture news of 2019.
I love Nicolas Cage and his movies. You never know what you’re going to get with Nic Cage.
He’s a bit like Marmite. He’s an actor that some people love and others hate.
Cage is often considered to be over-the-top, which is true, but that’s what’s so marvellous about his performances in my opinion.
He takes things up to eleven, and it’s a certain type of acting that nobody else really does.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s going to be playing himself in a movie all about his life, and I think that sounds brilliant.
The film in question is called The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (which is the best movie title ever), and was written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, with Gormican attached to direct the picture.
Sounds like Nicolas Cage is going to take on the role of a lifetime: himself
The movie will tell the story of Nicolas Cage trying desperately to get a role in the new Quentin Tarantino movie at the same time as having to deal with a difficult relationship with his teenage daughter.
The movie will also see him talking intermittently to an egotistical version of himself from the 1990s who makes fun of him for being in a lot of terrible movies and not being a big name star anymore.
His character in the movie will also have a lot of debt and end up having to agree to make an appearance at a Mexican billionaire’s birthday party in order to help pay the bills.
At this party, the billionaire tries to show him a script he’s been working on. Cage ends up becoming friends with the man, yet he’s then told by the CIA that he’s a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee.
This film sounds nuts!
Cage is then recruited by the US government to try and help them get information on the Mexican billionaire.
However, it all starts to spiral out of control when Cage’s new Mexican friend brings over Cage’s daughter and his ex-wife for a reconciliation.
I’m going to say it. This movie sounds amazing. It’s so meta and just sounds like it would be a great time at the cinema.
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