In The Weight of Talent, a film that opens later this month in theaters, Nicolas Cage plays a fictionalized version of himself in a struggle to regain fame. The comedy also stars Pedro Pascal, who gives life to Din Djarin, the protagonist of The Mandalorian alongside the adorable Grogu/Baby Yoda. To promote the release, the film’s official account released a new promotional video jokingly announcing that Nicolas Cage is now part of the Star Wars universe.
The video features a scene where the film’s star declares his love to Javi Gutierrez, a billionaire and Nicolas Cage’s biggest fan. But through deliberately botched audio and video editing, the scene is altered so that Javi is actually Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian.
Fans were quick to respond, with one follower questioning whether the Ghost Rider also entered Star Wars canon, making a reference to Cage’s role in the 2007 film of the same name, as well as its 2012 sequel.
In response, the film’s official profile responded with: “It’s Nicolas Cage-verse after all.”. And in this case, they really are right. Nicolas Cage will channel many of the different characters he’s played over the years in The Weight of Talentsomething that should satisfy both action and comedy fans.
Before its arrival in theaters, The Weight of Talent It has already been made available to specialized critics, and as of the publication of this article has 38 reviews, recording an impressive 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In addition to Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal, the cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jacob Scipio, Demi Moore, Tiffany Haddish and Ike Barinholtz.
Official Synopsis of The Weight of Talent
Creatively unmotivated and facing financial ruin, the fictional version of Nicolas Cage must accept the offer of $1 million to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan, Javi (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA agent (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his name, channeling his most iconic screen roles to save himself and those he loves. With his career built for this very moment, the award-winning actor has to take on the role of his life: Nicolas Cage.
The Weight of Talent hits theaters in Brazil on April 28.