The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

April 22, 2022
107 minutes
Status: released

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release datesMarch 12, 2022 (SXSW)
April 22, 2022 (United States)
Running time 107 minutes
StarringNicolas Cage
Pedro Pascal
Sharon Horgan
Ike Barinholtz
Alessandra Mastronardi
Jacob Scipio
Neil Patrick Harris
Tiffany Haddish
Directed by Tom Gormican
Written byTom Gormican
Kevin Etten
Produced byNicolas Cage
Mike Nilon
Kristin Burr
Kevin Turen
Cinematography Nigel Bluck
Edited by Melissa Bretherton
Music by Mark Isham
Production companiesSaturn Films
Burr! Productions
Distributed by Lionsgate

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Nicolas Cage as Nick Cage, a fictionalized version of himself.
    • Cage also portrays Nicky Cage (credited by Cage’s birth name Nicolas Kim Coppola), a figment of Cage’s imagination, seen as a younger version of himself. The character is based on the actor’s appearance on the talk show Wogan while promoting Wild at Heart.
  • Pedro Pascal as Javi Gutierrez, a billionaire and Cage super-fan who pays Cage $1 million to appear at his birthday party.
  • Sharon Horgan as Olivia Henson, a retired film makeup artist and Cage’s ex-wife.
  • Lily Mo Sheen as Addy Cage, Cage’s daughter.
  • Tiffany Haddish as Vivian Etten, a CIA agent and Martin’s partner.
  • Ike Barinholtz as Martin Etten, a CIA agent and Vivian’s partner.
  • Alessandra Mastronardi as Gabriela Lucchesi, Javi’s assistant
  • Paco León as Lucas Gutierrez, Javi’s cousin and an infamous arms dealer.
  • Jacob Scipio as Carlos, one of Lucas’s men.
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Richard Fink, Cage’s agent.
  • Katrin Vankova as Maria, the kidnapping victim
  • David Gordon Green as himself, a film director who declines to give Cage a role in his new film.
  • Demi Moore as “Olivia Cage”, Cage’s in-movie fictional ex-wife.
  • Anna MacDonald as “Addy Cage”, Cage’s in-movie fictional daughter.
  • Joanna Bobin as Cheryl, Cage’s therapist.


The fictionalized version of Nick Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous super fan Javi Gutierrez. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Nick Cage is recruited by a CIA operative Vivian and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$30 million
Worldwide Collection$29.1 million

About The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Movie:

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is an American crime action comedy film directed by Tom Gormican, who co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Etten. It stars Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Neil Patrick Harris and Tiffany Haddish.

It premiered at South by Southwest on March 12, 2022, and was released in the United States on April 22, 2022, by Lionsgate. It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances and chemistry of Cage and Pascal.