The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

Director: Tom Gormican Run Time: 105 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Lily Mo Sheen, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, “Nick” Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones.

“The filmmakers pull from every corner of Cage’s filmography to craft something transcendent.”

—Marya E. Gates for RogerEbert.com

About the filmmaker:

Writer, director, producer and sometime actor Tom Gormican made his first major splash in Hollywood with his debut feature That Awkward Moment (2014). The film first came to prominence when it was featured on the 2010 Hollywood Black List of unproduced feature scripts. Gormican’s early professional experience came in New York City, where as a young man he served in his early years as an assistant at numerous New York production companies.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) is Gormican’s second feature as a director. The film premiered at SXSW 2022 to career-best reviews for beloved actor Nicolas Cage.

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