The much-ridiculed yet much-loved actor is taking on the biggest role of his life in the first trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – himself

This is a pivotal moment in Nicolas Cage’s career. Once a gold-plated blockbuster icon, he crashed to Earth many years ago in a flurry of financial mismanagement and poor career choices. You just have to look at his IMDb page for proof of the latter. Did you watch Inconceivable? Mom and Dad? Southern Fury? Vengeance: A Love Story? The Humanity Bureau? No, of course you didn’t, and they were only the movies he made in 2017.

Slowly but surely, though, Cage has been working his way back to us, either with fun little parts in big movies (Teen Titans Go to the Movies, Into the Spider-Verse) or acclaimed turns in smaller fare (Mandy, Pig). The Cage comeback continues, with news that he has signed on to star as Dracula in Chris McKay’s Renfield, alongside Nicholas Hoult and Awkwafina. And then there is The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

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