Nicolas Cage to play Nicolas Cage in movie about Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage to play Nicolas Cage in movie about Nicolas Cage

There's no doubt that Nicolas Cage is one of the most meme-worthy actors ever, and its no secret that the internet loves him. Film critic Roger Ebert once called him a good performer in good movies, and an indispensable actor in bad ones, due to his hammy performances and talent for insane rants.

But now Nicolas Cage is making a movie worthy of his memetic reputation, with a particularly meta premise, in which he plays a fictionalized version of himself.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is entitled The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. It features Cage playing a fictionalized version of himself who somehow gets mixed up in a plot involving the CIA and a drug cartel kingpin.

According to THP: "[Cage] is desperate to get a role in a new Tarantino movie while also dealing with a strained relationship with his teenage daughter. He also occasionally talks to an egotistical 1990s version of himself who rides him for making too many crappy movies and for not being a star anymore."

It continues: "The Cage character is also under a mountain of debt and finds himself forced to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire who happens to be a fan of Cage’s work ... Cage is informed by the CIA that the billionaire is actually a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee and is recruited by the U.S. government to get intelligence."

Watch the trailer for the classic Nick Cage movie 'Vampire's Kiss' here:

It adds: "The situation spirals even more dramatically when the Mexican brings over Cage’s daughter and his ex-wife for a reconciliation, and when their lives are on the line, Cage takes on the role of a lifetime."

The script has been written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten (with Gormican set to direct) and will feature references to classic Cage movies such as Leaving Las Vegas, Face-Off, and Gone in 60 Seconds. Personally I can't wait to catch this movie when it comes out in theatres: I have a feeling it will be hilarious.