THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT
Director: Tom Gormican
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Tiffany Haddish, Ike Barinholtz, Lily Sheen, Neil Patrick Harris
Say what you will about Nicolas Cage and the trajectory of his career, but he has the role of a lifetime as Nick Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The Oscar winning actor has been through it all in his career from massive blockbuster action films (The Rock) to comedies (Raising Arizona) to smaller, obscure indie films (Mandy). The character of Nick Cage thinks he’s found the defining role of his career only to find out he didn’t get the part. He’s facing financial hardships and his ex-wife (Horgan) wants him to get his act together for the sake of their 16-year-old daughter. He vows to quit acting but agrees to attend a birthday party in Mallorca, Spain. He believes it’s for Javi, a budding screenwriter, played by Pedro Pascal. That is until two CIA agents, played by Tiffany Haddish and Ike Barinholtz, intercept and inform Nick that his new friend is actually running a drug cartel. Nick finds himself undercover living out what could be the plot one of his movies.
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