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Nicolas Cage Channels His Past Characters in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' Trailer

Watch Nicolas Cage play a version of himself in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' trailer ahead of its April release.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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Nicolas Cage

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Nicolas Cage plans to quit acting in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, out April 22, and you can get a glimpse of why in a newly-released trailer.

"Tell the trades it was a tremendous honor to be a part of storytelling and mythmaking," he says in the trailer, which you can watch below.

However, before he can really be out, he takes one last gig — spending time with a wealthy man who may be his biggest fan but also happens to be a ruthless criminal (Pedro Pascal) in Majorca, Spain. There, he reconnects with his love of thrills, from cliff-jumping to working with the U.S. government to take down this man when he is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish). He also bonds with the man, which causes emotional complications for his new mission.

The meta film, which is not yet rated, sees the fictional version of Cage tapping into some of his past characters in a unique (but perhaps not fully once in a lifetime) experience.

"I could see myself doing more of this stuff. I think I have a real gift for it," Cage says.

"Good because we have another mission for you," Haddish replies.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is an action-comedy that also stars Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, and Neil Patrick Harris. It is written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, directed by Gormican, and produced by Cage, Mike Nilon, Kristin Burr, and Kevin Turen.