This checks out.
Nicolas Cage is “in talks” to play himself in a brand new meta drama about Nicolas Cage. He could be the star, crucially, and the movie would pay homage to the likes of “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Face/Off” and “Gone in 60 Seconds,” in accordance to the Hollywood Reporter.
Cage, 55, may even co-produce the piece of cinema titled “The Insufferable Weight of Huge Expertise,” like a Milan Kundera novel — solely cagier.
The script, co-written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, has a Cage-esque array of twists and turns. In accordance to the trade outlet, the primary character, Nicolas Cage, is at his wit’s finish attempting to land a task in the most recent Tarantino flick, whereas trying to patch issues up along with his teenage daughter and overcome mountains of debt. (Sound acquainted?)
The fictional Cage is continually having inside conversations with a ’90s movie star model of himself, who ridicules his flailing movie profession.
Issues begin to flip up when he meets a billionaire from Mexico, who’s a fan of his stuff and has some initiatives he needs to discuss to Cage about. However, in a “Nationwide Treasure”-like twist, the CIA informs Cage that the billionaire is a drug kingpin, and so they’d like Cage’s assist attempting to bust him.
When the billionaire brings his spouse and daughter into the image, effectively, that’s when Cage is up towards the position of his life.
The trades report that the movie can have “tones of ‘Adaptation’ . . . Jean-Claude Van Damme’s meta movie ‘JCVD,’ and the John Travolta Hollywood caper ‘Get Shorty,’ amongst others.”
Lionsgate reportedly waged a bidding struggle with HBO Max and Paramount to rating the movie, which doesn’t but have a premiere date. Gormican will direct and Kevin Turen, an government producer on HBO’s controversial “Euphoria,” will produce with Cage’s manufacturing firm, Saturn Movies, and Mike Nilon of “Left Behind” fame.
The script was developed with out the Oscar-winning cult movie icon’s data, however Gormican despatched it to Cage with a word pleading with him to be in it. He wrote that the movie was a “love letter to the actor, not one thing that made enjoyable of him.” Within the final couple of weeks, the “Wild at Coronary heart” star got here round to enjoying himself.
It helps, in fact, that the pay may assist put him again in the inexperienced after some high-profile tax troubles, comparable to the times when he was banking main studio checks for blockbusters and classics resembling “The Rock,” “Moonstruck,” “Elevating Arizona,” “Con Air” and “Peggy Sue Obtained Married.”