Tom Gormican & Kevin Etten Talk The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent (EXCLUSIVE)

Tom Gormican & Kevin Etten Talk The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent
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Nicolas Cage’s upcoming movie, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, directed by Tom Gormican will be released on April 22 in the US.


In this exhilarating action-comedy, Nicolas Cage portrays a fictionalized version of himself, in a world where the actor is facing some financial difficulties, but also sees his career slowly slipping away from him, after being rejected for the role of a lifetime. Nicolas Cage is forced to accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of one of his biggest fans, Javi Gutierrez (Pedro Pascal). Things take quite an unexpected turn when the CIA recruits Cage to execute a mission, for which the actor will have to relive some of his most iconic and beloved roles.

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent Interview

Javi Gutierrez’ (Pedro Pascal, left) and ‘Nicolas Cage’ (Nicolas Cage, right) zooming through the mountains of Mallorca, Spain. Photo Credit: Katalin Vermes/Lionsgate

You can watch the full interview down below:


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Last week, we spoke with director/writer Tom Gormican and writer Kevin Etten to discuss their love for Nicolas Cage, how they came up with this idea, and why they wanted to make this movie. Gormican declared:


The whole movie is supposed to be a celebration, not just of Nicolas Cage’s career and his body of work, but also of movie-making, and creating things in general. It was so fun to play around, I think within the tropes, as the movie changes genre 4 or 5 times throughout the course of the movie.”

With The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, Gormican and Etten make us relive some of Nicolas Cage’s most famous roles, yes, however, the best part about this movie is that they didn’t simply rely on Nicolas Cage being Nicolas Cage to make us laugh. If you don’t get all of the references made about his career and roles, it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy the movie.
This movie is for the geeks, the families, the friends, and the cinema lovers who don’t wanna take themselves too seriously and just want to sit in a dark screening room because laughing is essential at the minute. In fact, you don’t even have to be Nicolas Cage’s biggest fan at all to enjoy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, if anything, just go and watch it for the love of cinema and moviemaking.

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Maëlle Beauget-Uhl

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