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.