There’s nobody like Nicolas Cage. His IMDb page is all over the place, as the Oscar winner has done just about everything. And we mean that literally. At one point during his career it seemed as though he was trying to be in every movie. But now he’s ready for the role of a lifetime, with a part only he can play. Because in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Nic Cage is….Nick Cage. And the film’s new red band trailer shows he’s going to need all of his movie-making skills to survive an encounter with his most loyal—and his most deadly—fan. Don’t worry about this being too intense, though. A movie about Nicolas Cage playing Nicolas Cage looks as fun as you’d hope based on this trailer.
This Nicolas Cage trailer is great and makes us want to inject the entire film right into our eyeballs. Especially since he’ll star opposite Pedro Pascal (not playing himself) who’s great in everything he’s in. The film’s official synopsis is just as wonderful as this trailer, too. From Lionsgate:
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. 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: Nick Cage.
All of those seemingly inexplicable movies Nicolas Cage made over the years? In reality they were all intense method training for this film. Only a singular performer like him could have that kind of foresight. And you can’t convince us otherwise.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, directed by Tom Gormican, also stars Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, and Neil Patrick Harris. It comes to theaters April 22.