Everybody likes a bit of Nicolas Cage. Whether it’s in serious roles like Leaving Last Vegas, The Rock, and Raising Arizona, or more outlandish performances like Face/Off and The Wicker Man (hey, I even have a soft spot for Ghost Rider), the man always acts.
With all that in mind, Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that one of the actor’s best new movies, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, is coming to the streaming service in October. Originally released earlier this year in theaters, the film received rave reviews but failed to fire up the box office and struggled to recoup its $30 million budget.
Directed by Tom Gormican, it sees Cage play a fictional version of himself who is paid to attend a billionaire’s birthday party before striking up an unlikely friendship with the super-fan. That super fan is played by none other than Pedro Pascal, best known for his appearance on Game of Thrones as Oberyn Martell and his starring role in the mandalorian.
Check out the official trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent below:
A synopsis for the film reads: “Dissatisfied and facing financial ruin, actor Nick Cage accepts a $1 million offer to attend a wealthy fan’s birthday party. Things take an unexpected turn when an agent from the Cage is recruited by the CIA for an unusual mission. Taking on the role of a lifetime, he soon finds himself channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to save himself and those he loves.”
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent stars Nicholas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Tiffany Hadish, Lily Sheen, Ike Barinholtz and Neil Patrick Harris. It is scheduled to debut on Amazon Prime Video on October 28, 2022 for those in the UK.
T3 has reached out to Amazon for clarity regarding other territories.
In addition to this, Amazon confirmed that the six-episode drama thriller series The Devil’s Hour, starring Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi, will debut on the platform simultaneously. It tells the story of Lucy, who is awakened every night at exactly 3:33 am by terrifying visions.
Meanwhile, Catherine Called Birdy, a new original movie from director Lena Dunham, will debut on the streaming service starting October 7, 2022. It will see Bella Ramsey (who will play Ellie in HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us) as a 14-year-old girl in medieval England who tries to avoid suitors created by her father. So there is a lot to see!
Sticking with the streaming world, Netflix’s new ad-based subscription tier is reportedly now coming even earlier than initially planned, with the reason for this said to be due to Disney Plus.