Tiffany Haddish joins Nicolas Cage’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
As if the bizarre action-dramedy didn’t curently have a star-studded roster, the Nicolas Cage-led The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent has expanded its cast by adding Grammy-nominated and Emmy-winning comedian Tiffany Haddish (Bad Trip).
The Unbearable Weight of an enormous Talent will see portray a version of himself desperate to obtain a role in a fresh Tarantino movie while also fighting a strained relationship along with his teenage daughter. As he makes his way through life, he also foretells an egotistical version of himself from the ’90s who railroads him to make bad movies rather than being exactly the same star he was at that time, now coping with a mountain of death and making an appearance at the party of a Mexican billionaire that is clearly a huge fan.
In a long-standing battle against among the largest criminal organizations in Europe, Haddish plays the role of Vivian, an eccentric rogue government agent who forces superstar Nicolas Cage to go undercover in a crazy, offbook, last ditch effort to create them down once and for all.
While bonding with the person, who hopes showing Cage a script he’s been focusing on, the actor learns from the CIA that the billionaire is truly a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a presidential nominee and is recruited to obtain intelligence. The predicament gets worse once the billionaire brings Cage’s daughter and ex-wife for a reconciliation and he must undertake the role of an eternity to save lots of their lives.
In addition to Cage and Haddish, the cast for the film includes Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984) and Emmy nominee Sharon Horgan (Game Night, Catastrophe). The film is eyeing a fall production date and a 2021 release date.
The Unbearable Weight of an enormous Talent will be directed by Tom Gormican, who co-wrote the script with Kevin Etten. The film will executive made by Etten and Kevin Turren alongside Cage and Mike Nilon through their Saturn Films banner.
The script is defined to add nods to various Cage works including Leaving Las Vegas, Face-Off and Gone in 60 Seconds and reportedly has tones of Adaptation, which Cage starred in, along with Jean-Claude Van Damme’s JCVD and the Hollywood caper Get Shorty.
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