BossLogic has created an epic poster for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The meta movie will feature Nicolas Cage starring as himself. Cage has not starred in a project from a major studio since 2011's Ghost Rider, so this is a pretty big deal for himself and Lionsgate, who won the bidding war to produce the movie. The story is pretty crazy, but ultimately, it's a tribute to Cage, says co-writer and director Tom Gormican. Cage is said to be pretty excited to tackle the role.
Nicolas Cage has been cast as Nicolas Cage in a true story about the mind of Nicolas Cage called 'The Cage'— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 17, 2019
Cage dives deep into the caged mind of Nicolas Cage discovering that all his acting roles were really just the characters actually playing Nicolas Cage pic.twitter.com/3qBI32JEHB
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a meta movie and features Nicolas Cage as a struggling actor who desperately wants a part in a Quentin Tarantino project. Artist BossLogic caught wind of the movie and decided it was time to make one of his detailed movie posters and it does not disappoint. The poster features Cage's head in a literal Cage while a humming bird hovers beside it. Instead of using the actual title of the movie, BossLogic decided to go with calling the movie The Cage, which seems like a missed opportunity for the studio.
This new Nicolas Cage movie references his older work including Face/Off, Gone in 60 Seconds, Leaving Las Vegas, and more. Cage is playing himself while down on his luck and living with his teenage daughter. The two have a strained relationship in the movie. While looking for work and with a mountain of debt, the actor is asked to attend the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire, who secretly wants Cage to look at a script he has written.
All while this is going down, The actor will be talking to the 90s version of Nicolas Cage, who is egotistical and "rides him for making too many crappy movies and for not being a star anymore." This is where things start to get really weird, which is perfect for a Cage movie. The billionaire ends up being a drug cartel kingpin and Cage is brought on by the FBI to dig up dirt on the billionaire. It's unclear if Cage will being talking to the 90s Cage when all of this is going down, but it would make sense, especially when his family is brought into the situation.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent does not have an official production start or release date at this time. According to sources, Nicolas Cage received the script for the movie, along with a note from co-writer director Tom Gormican, who made sure to point out that the movie was not making fun of him. The actor reportedly loved the idea and is set up to make some serious cash from the project. Maybe BossLogic will get hired to make the first poster for the movie. You can check out the fan poster below, thanks to BossLogic's Twitter account.