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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Directed byTom Gormican
Produced by
Written by
  • Tom Gormican
  • Kevin Etten
Starring
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Pedro Pascal
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Tiffany Haddish
Production
company
Distributed byLionsgate Films
Release date
  • March 19, 2021 (2021-03-19) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is an upcoming American action comedy film directed by Tom Gormican, who co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Etten.

Plot[edit]

Nicolas Cage begrudgingly accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a Mexican billionaire super fan. When things take a wild turn, Nick is forced to become a version of some of his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate his wife and daughter from the fan who is a notorious drug lord.

Cast[edit]

  • Nicolas Cage as himself
  • Pedro Pascal as Javi
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Tiffany Haddish as Vivian
  • Lily Sheen as Addy
  • Jacob Scipio

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On November 15, 2019, Lionsgate acquired Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten’s script The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, with Gormican set to direct and Etten will produce with Kevin Turen, Nicolas Cage and Mike Nilon through Saturn Films.[1]

Casting[edit]

On November 15, 2019, it was reported that Cage is set to play himself.[1] In August 2020, it was announced that Pedro Pascal was in talks to play Javi, a Nick Cage superfan who is not what he seems.[2] In September 2020, Sharon Horgan and Tiffany Haddish joined the cast of the film,[3][4] with Lily Sheen being added in October.[5]

Filming[edit]

In August 2020, principal photography was set for a fall 2020 start date,[2] officially beginning on October 5 in Croatia.[6]

Release[edit]

In February 2020, Lionsgate scheduled the film to be released on March 19, 2021.[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hipes; Anthony D'Alessandro (November 15, 2019). "Nicolas Cage Pic 'The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent' Near Lionsgate Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pedro Pascal in Talks to Join Nicolas Cage in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'". TheWrap. 2020-08-20. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  3. McNary, Dave (September 2, 2020). "Sharon Horgan Joins Nicolas Cage's 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  4. N'Duka, Amanda (September 21, 2020). "Tiffany Haddish Joins Nicolas Cage In 'The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  5. D'Alessandro, Anthony. "Lily Sheen Joins Nicolas Cage Lionsgate Action Comedy 'The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  6. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent starring Nicolas Cage starts filming in Croatia
  7. Hipes, Patrick (February 3, 2020). "Nicolas Cage's 'The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent' Gets 2021 Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 20, 2020.

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