"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" is a 2022 American action comedy film directed by Tom Gormican.
The starring cast includes Nicolas Cage as Nicky Cage, Pedro Pascal as Javi Gutierrez, Sharon Horgan as Olivia Henson, Tiffany Haddish as Vivian Etten, Ike Barinholtz as Martin Etten, Alessandra Mastronardi as Gabriela, Jacob Scipio as Carlos, Neil Patrick Harris as Richard Fink, Paco Le贸n as Lucas Gutierrez, Katrin Vankova as Maria and others.

Here are "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie?

Lionsgate Movies on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 released the trailer for "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" you can watch here:
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022 Movie) Official Red Band Trailer - Nicolas Cage.

Plot summary

What is The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" movie plot summary.

Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage is struggling with his career after being passed over for several major film roles and is constantly pestered and tormented by "Nicky", who appears to him as his younger (and more successful) self. His relationship with his ex-wife Olivia (Sharon Horgan) and daughter Addy is also marred by years of emotional neglect. Following an embarrassing and humiliating event at Addy's birthday party and losing a key film role, Cage plans to retire from acting. He decides to accept a vague offer of $1 million from his agent Richard Fink (Neil Patrick Harris) that involves going to Majorca to meet billionaire playboy Javi Gutierrez (Pedro Pascal) and to be the guest of honor at his birthday.
Upon meeting Javi, Cage is initially annoyed by his neediness and insistence that they create an improvisational movie based on a script he wrote, but is soon inspired by Javi's determination, and the two of them quickly bond over their surprisingly shared love of films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Paddington 2 (the latter of which Cage watches for the first time with Javi). Soon after, Cage is confronted by CIA agents Vivian (Tiffany Haddish) and Martin (Ike Barinholtz). They suspect that Javi, who they claim made his fortune through arms dealing, is behind the kidnapping of Maria (Katrin Vankova), the daughter of a Catalan anti-crime politician, with the hope that he will drop out of an upcoming election. Cage insists that his acting instincts would've detected if Javi was a criminal, but he eventually decides to help the CIA with the mission.
After successfully rigging the cameras in Javi's compound, Cage attends a party where he announces his collaboration with Javi on a new movie, as an excuse to stay on the compound long enough to find Maria. After a misadventure involving LSD, Cage and Javi decide that their movie should be about their relationship. Cage later discovers that Javi keeps a shrine room dedicated to all of his movies, including a wax figure of his character Castor Troy from the film Face/Off, complete with identical golden guns. Vivian suggests that Cage includes a kidnapping in their script, to get Javi's reaction to it.


Who plays who in the The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Nicolas Cage  as Nicky Cage (credited by Cage's birth name Nicolas Kim Coppola), a figment of Cage's imagination, seen as a younger version of himself
Pedro Pascal  as Javi Gutierrez a billionaire and Cage super-fan
Sharon Horgan  as Olivia Henson Cage's ex-wife
Tiffany Haddish  as Vivian Etten a CIA agent and Martin's partner
Ike Barinholtz  as Martin Etten a CIA agent and Vivian's partner
Alessandra Mastronardi  as Gabriela Javi's assistant
Jacob Scipio  as Carlos one of Lucas's men
Neil Patrick Harris  as Richard Fink
Paco Le贸n  as Lucas Gutierrez
Katrin Vankova  as Maria the kidnapping victim
David Gordon Green  as Himself a film director
Demi Moore  as Movie Actress Olivia
Anna MacDonald  as "Addy Cage" Cage's in-movie fictional daughter
Joanna Bobin  as Cheryl Cage's therapist
Lily Mo Sheen  as Addy Cage (as Lily Sheen)
Luke McQueen  as Allan
Enrique Mart铆nez  as Majorcan Guy #1
Manuel Tallaf茅  as Majorcan Guy #2
L谩szl贸 Sz铆v贸s  as Evgeni
Ricard Balada  as Fernando
Jaime Ord贸帽ez  as Chef (as Jaime Ordo帽ez)
Rebecca Finch  as Flight Attendant
Jackson Serafim  as Locked Room Security Guard
Jesus Armando Campos Flores  as Monastery Front Gate Guard
Christine Grace Szarko  as Reporter (as Christine Grace Szark贸)
Caroline Boulton  as News Anchor
Paula Parducz  as Majorcan Assistant
Tam谩s Buza  as Party Friend
Mario Perez  as Guard
Francisco Grey  as Guard #2

Release date

When is The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie release date?

"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" movie release date was scheduled to be on March 12, 2022 (SXSW) and on April 22, 2022 (United States) distributing by Lionsgate, BfParis, Encore Films, Golden Village Pictures, HKC Entertainment, Leonine Distribution, Metropolitan Filmexport, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Belga Films, Diamond Films Espa帽a, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Joy n Cinema and Pris Audiovisuais.


What are The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent filming details?

The duration of the film is 107 minutes. With a budget of $30 million, the film grossed over $29.1 million.

"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on October 5 in areas around Croatia, including the city of Dubrovnik.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie?

"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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