THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT Will See Nicolas Cage Playing Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is in talks for the uber meta drama ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,’ with Tom Gormican (‘That Awkward Moment’) behind the camera, directing from a script he penned with Kevin Etten (‘Ghosted,’ ‘Workaholics,’ ‘Reaper’).

Per THR, the film will see Cage playing “actor Nicolas Cage, who 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. The situation spirals even more dramatically when the Mexican brings over Cage’s daughter and his ex-wife for a reconciliation, and when their lives are on the line, Cage takes on the role of a lifetime.”

Kevin Turen (‘Waves,’ ‘Euphoria’) is on board to produce, alongside Mike Nilon and Cage, who will produce his Saturn Films banner.