The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’s Writer Wants a Sequel Starring Meryl Streep

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie, writer Kevin Etten shows his interest in making a similar movie starring Meryl Streep.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, directed and co-written by Tom Gormican, revolves around Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage and serves as a meta celebration of his long and diverse career.

This film shows Cage playing a cash-strapped version of himself as he decides to make a paid appearance at the birthday of a billionaire mega-fan. When it turns out that the billionaire (Pedro Pascal) is actually a drug kingpin, things get out of hand. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was released in theatres on April 22 and has gotten consistently positive feedback.


Why did Kevin want to work with Meryl Streep?

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Meryl Streep picture

Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep are outstanding actors that won’t be compared immediately. Over the years, Cage has accomplished a rumor that he will accept any role offered to him.

This speculation has stayed true as the actor continues to churn out film after film every year, with each project often varying drastically in both quality and genre. However, Cage does not appear to mind this, and recently spoke very fondly of his so-called “direct-to-video period,” calling these roles “some of the best work of [his] life.” Two of his recent roles in Massive Talent and Pig have both received high critical praise. While Streep has an uncomparable career which gives her the Hollywood legend status. She has been nominated for an Oscar 21 times over her career, winning three.

Will We Get a Massive Talent Sequel?

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
A snapshot from the Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

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During an interview with a trusted source, Etten and Gormican were asked if they would consider making a similar film to Massive Talent, but with a different actor. With this,  Etten revealed that many actors have been considered to be the center of meta-narratives such as Massive Talent. However, Etten has said that he was most intrigued by the idea of a Massive Talent-style movie starring Streep.

Streep starring in Massive Talent would definitely gonna be interesting. Over her years, Streep has taken on some very unique roles, and has even worked in the meta-genre before in Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation (that got into an Academy Award nomination). Oddly enough, Streep actually starred in this film alongside Cage, which might be a connection to Massive Talent. 

What do you think would Streep change if she would get into Massive Talent? Let us know in the comment section below.


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