Nicolas Cage is surely more than aware at this point that virtually everything he does becomes a meme, dating right back to some of his earliest work from over three decades ago. On his day, the 56 year-old reminds people why many of his contemporaries have labeled him as the finest actor of his generation, but those performances are becoming increasingly few and far between.
The Academy Award winner instead seems intent to star in as many movies as possible, the vast majority of which are bargain basement action thrillers where he’s required to do nothing more than go through the motions, although the occasional insane looking gem slips through, and upcoming alien invasion martial arts actioner Jiu Jitsu definitely looks to fall into the latter category.
However, the actor is currently shooting what’s shaping up to be his most exciting and unique project in years, one which seems to balance both sides of his established screen persona. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent finds a washed up Nicolas Cage desperate to land a role in the next Quentin Tarantino effort, who’s occasionally haunted by the 1990s version of himself that keeps reminding him of all the bad movies he’s made.
Well still don’t have a trailer for it, but the first set photos have now arrived online from the project and they deliver exactly what you’d expect from a meta comedy that features Cage playing himself. Just see for yourself below.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent also has Nicolas Cage appear at the birthday party of Pedro Pascal’s billionaire, where he’ll be reenacting scenes from his most famous blockbusters for good measure. If that wasn’t enough, then the CIA, a kidnapping plot and drug cartels are also involved, making it a must see curiosity for anyone even remotely interested in the actor’s career.