Pedro Pascal Joins Nicolas Cage In The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent

Pedro Pascal

by James White |
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Back near the end of last year, we learned that Nicolas Cage would take on the most meta project of his life: satire The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, which would see him playing an amped-up version of himself (read: typical Cage). Now we know that Pedro Pascal will also appear in the movie.

Co-written (with Kevin Etten) and to be directed by Tom Gormican, Unbearable Weight finds Cage struggling to score a new tole. With an eye on landing a part in Quentin Tarantino's next film, he's also battling huge debt, a strained relationship with his teenage daughter and an egotistical 1990s version of himself who keeps appearing to lambast him for making so many bad films and diminishing his star wattage.

To help ease his financial burden, Cage agrees to appear at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire and Cage super-fan who has a script he'd like to run past the actor. Trouble is, the man is also a drug kingpin and has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee. Cage is recruited by the CIA to gather intelligence even as his family are drawn into danger. If Pascal makes a deal, he will play Javi, the billionaire criminal.

Gormican had expected to start shooting earlier this year, but the Covid pandemic put paid to that plan. The cameras should now roll in the autumn. Pascal, of course, will be back on our screens in season 2 of The Mandalorian, due this October.

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