A trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent proves that Nicolas Cage is a name known around the world. To celebrate global movie day, Lionsgate took to Twitter to share a multilingual version of the trailer for the upcoming film. Featuring parts in languages including German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian, the teaser takes viewers on a journey that is almost as wild as the legacy behind the leading man.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent follows the story of a down on his luck Nicolas Cage, who plays himself, out of work and out of money. In hopes of jumping back into the high life, Cage agrees to make an appearance at a fan’s birthday. Settling on a fee of $1 million, the iconic actor signs on to make this fan’s dream a reality. As with all Nicolas Cage films, things quickly get out of control when a CIA agent approaches Cage to take on a new kind of role. The actor is soon facing down one of his biggest challenges yet as he races against time to save not only himself, but all of those whom he loves. Starring alongside Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will be The Mandalorian alum Pedro Pascal, Lily Mo Sheen, Alessandra Mastronardi, Tiffany Haddish, and Neil Patrick Harris. See the trailer below.
Fans of Nicolas Cage are sure to be beyond excited for the new film which will show the actor in all of his glory, with a healthy dose of poking fun at himself. A true household name, Nicolas Cage has nabbed leading roles in some of the world’s most beloved films since the 1980s. Along with several other credits, Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, and Vampire’s Kiss earned the actor much recognition during his early years. As his career grew and the new decade wore on, Cage accepted a part in Mike Figgis’ 1995 film, Leaving Las Vegas. Proving his salt to Hollywood, Cage earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a down-and-out drug addict in the heavy, but heartfelt film.
Following his first big award win, roles for the actor really began to pour in. During the remainder of the 1990s, he would perform in blockbuster hits including The Rock, Con Air, City of Angels, and of course, the unforgettable, Face/Off. Into the 2000s, Nicolas Cage’s streak of chart topping films roared on with dramas such as Windtalkers and Lord of War.
A new generation of fans flocked to Cage later in the 2000s when he began to take on roles in films including The Wicker Man, Kick-Ass, Joe, Mom and Dad, Mandy, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. These films would solidify the actor’s cult following and legend that seem to shadow him wherever he goes. Most recently, Nicolas Cage starred in the film, Pig, which saw Cage as a truffle hunter attempting to track down his prized pig after it had been taken from him. Pig was met with critical acclaim and is said to be one of the actor’s best performances to date.
Though many actors are known the world over, the name “Nicolas Cage” carries even more weight than the rest and Lionsgate further proved that with their release of this multilingual trailer. No matter who you are or where you live, we all can be bonded by a mutual love for Nicolas Cage. Furthermore, we are all even more connected as we patiently await the arrival of the king’s next film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.