Nicolas Cage is in the Oscar race discussion for the first time in years thanks to his tremendous performance in Pig. And while that’s great and all, we all know that for the most part, his career is about what lunacy he can bring to us next. And 2022 promises to be full of the type of insanity we’ve come to love and respect out of Cage, with The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent looking like the wildest of the bunch.
Following the release of yesterday’s first-look images, the full trailer has been released. And, as hoped, it’s just as crazy as we’d hoped. Cage plays a heightened version of himself who agrees to appear at superfan Javi’s birthday party for a cool $1M payday. But what he’s really there for is as an undercover agent of the CIA to investigate Javi and his shady empire.
The film also stars Pedro Pascal, who looks like he’s having a ball alongside Cage, plus Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Neil Patrick Harris, Lily Sheen, and Jacob Scipio.
Directed by and co-written by Tom Gormican, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent opens April 22nd 2022.