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Here’s a First Look at Nicolas Cage as ‘Nick Cage’ in His New Movie

Sometimes, you reach such heights, that the only thing that can match you is yourself. And that is definitely the case with one Nicolas Cage. In his new movie, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Cage stars as himself… but with a “K.” The K, obviously, makes a big difference. And it’s a clever nod to editors everywhere. Joining Nick Cage in our first look at the movie is Pedro Pascal. Pedro Pascal will unfortunately not play Pedro PasKal, but the film looks like a lot of fun.

You only have to know one thing about this movie. And that thing? It’s “the most Nicolas Cage movie ever.” Which, I think, says it all. We know chaos awaits us.

The movie’s trailer gives us a taste of what’s to come. Nic Cage stars as “Nick Cage,” an actor who may or may not have left his prime behind. Although Cage has acclaim, superfans, and more. He’s not in a great place. But all that is about to change… or maybe it’s about to get worse. Either way, it feels like the movie has an epic bromance brewing. And hey, we’re hooked.

Nicolas Cage as Nick Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent winking
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The official summary shares:

Nicolas Cage stars as… Nick Cage in the action-comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.” Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nicolas Cage.
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, Nic Cage in sunglasses and a hat
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The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, Nic Cage and Pedro Pascal by the pool
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The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, Nic Cage and Pedro Pascal laughing
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Superfans, CIA agents, and the role of a lifetime. What more could anyone ask for really? And with “unbearable massive talent” like Nicolas Cage’s we know this one will not disappoint. We love how much Cage leans into the mysteriously wacky aura surrounding him. And honestly, not knowing whether he takes it entirely seriously or feels in on the joke… is most of the fun. Not to mention, Nic (not Nick) Cage is racking up the iconic roles. He will also soon play Dracula in the new movie Renfield. But honestly, Nick Cage seems more iconic to us. But, only narrowly.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent releases on April 22, 2022. Tom Gormican directed the film and wrote it alongside Kevin Etten. The film also stars Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, and Neil Patrick Harris.

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, Nic Cage and Pedro Pascal driving
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This one lands on our 2022 must-watch lists, no question. We can’t wait to see the trailer. If our eyes can handle all that talent weight, anyway.

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