Nicolas Cage in Talks to Play Himself in Meta-Movie
<i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> reports that Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in a meta-film where he would be playing himself. The film <i>Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent</i> is about a washed up version of Cage who becomes embroiled in a drama concerning a Mexican drug cartel kingpin. The script was originally written as a sample script to open doors for the little-known screenwriters, but interest grew as people considered Cage in the role. Cage read the script with a note attached from one of the screenwriters; the writer said that the script was a love letter to the actor, not something to mock him. The film will reference many of Cage’s past hit films, including <i>Face/Off</i>,<i> Leaving Las Vegas</i>, and <i>Gone in 60 Seconds</i>.