In the latest interview with the team of “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”, Nicolas Cage revealed his unwillingness to play the role in the film. This was one of the films in which Cage showed his craziest shades. The report was published by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. The writers of the screenplay of the film, Tom Gormican, and Kevin Etten talked about the process of the production in the interaction. They felt that Nicolas Cage would be enthusiastic about this film. Cage says that he didn’t plan of doing the role of his younger self this year. The film was not only about this but it was absurd and silly sometimes. With all its shades, it remains to be entertaining.
What was the film about?
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is an action-based comedy genre whose director is Tom Gormican. The cast consists of Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tiffany Haddish. In this film, Nicolas Cage plays the role of an actor who is not so financially equipped. He gets an invite from one of his fans who is a dangerous super billionaire. As Nick’s financial condition is not so good, he accepts this invite. This was an offer of $1 million and he accepts it. Then things turn unexpectedly and Cage is recruited by a CIA operative and is forced to live up to his legend channeling.
Cage’s role in the movie
This shows his iconic character where he does every tooth and bail to save himself and his dear ones. His fan is a drug peddler and an informant of the CIA. This is an interesting movie based on an awesome topic but there are some moments where it looks like being exaggerated.
Nick says about all the things he believes in. As he speaks about his career, it looks like it’s coming from his heart. These are amongst the best parts of the movie. It shows that Cage has a lot to say. Be it about his career, the films he did till now, his life journey, and what he’s doing right now. Many of us might have thought that it’s a comedic genre but along with comedy, it has all-around mixed feelings. This is based on Nicolas. The film has moments that Cage shares with his daughter and ex-wife. This film is focused on its audience. This film is going to make you laugh and at the same time bring a smile to your face.
Why did he say no to the film?
Nick says that he didn’t want to be a part of it. But then he got Tom’s letter, he was like OK. In the letter, he mentioned some enthusiastic and interesting roles that Nicolas was interested to play. Earlier, he said no two to three times. He didn’t find anything in the idea of playing himself in a movie. feels this to be terrifying for him.
1. Why Cage was unwilling to play the role?
Nicolas Cage is an Oscar-winner who has appeared in dozens of films and has a reputation for fearlessly throwing himself into roles. But the actor says he was “terrified” about the idea of playing a version of himself, an egomaniacal Hollywood star named ‘Nick Cage,’ in director Tom Gormican’s action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (out April 22).
2. How then did Cage agree to do the film?
Cage reveals that he was motivated to accept the role because of a desire to explore “an idea of mine that is, if there’s something you’re afraid of, within reason, as long as you’re not hurting yourself or somebody else, that’s the very thing you should go toward because you might learn something.
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