Nicolas Cage is in talks to play the most Nicolas Cage role yet: himself.
The meme-worthy actor is in talks to star in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, where he would play the role of none other than Nicolas Cage. The meta new flick has been acquired by Lionsgate, and Cage would be joining screenwriter Tom Gormican and director Kevin Etten.
“nick cage” written and directed by nick cage… starring nick cage lol https://t.co/s9zr0Skrhv
— Sebastian (@supremebossboy) November 16, 2019
The script will reference Cage’s very own life, even citing his past works like Face/Off and Gone in 60 Seconds. To dive even deeper into the meta web of a storyline, the film’s narrative mirrors a script within the film, which is written by Cage’s own character.
Gormican and Etten say the film will be “a love letter to the actor, not something that made fun of him.” Check out the film’s full plot synopsis below, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The character is desperate to get a role in a new Tarantino movie while also dealing with a strained relationship with his teenage daughter. He also occasionally talks to an egotistical 1990s version of himself who rides him for making too many crappy movies and for not being a star anymore.
The Cage character is also under a mountain of debt and finds himself forced to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire who happens to be a fan of Cage’s work and secretly hopes to show him a script on which he’s been working.
While he bonds with the man, Cage is informed by the CIA that the billionaire is actually a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee, and is recruited by the U.S. government to get intelligence.”