Tiffany Haddish will join Nicolas Cage, playing Nicolas Cage, in Lionsgate meta-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
The movie, which is expected to go into production this fall, follows a fictionalized version of Cage, who must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a super fan and billionaire, who also happens to be a criminal kingpin (Pedro Pascal). When things take a wildly dangerous turn, Cage is 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.
Haddish will play the role of Vivian, an eccentric rogue government agent who forces superstar Nicolas Cage to go undercover in a crazy, off-book, last-ditch effort to bring one of the largest criminal organizations in Europe down for good.
Tom Gormican will direct from a screenplay he wrote with Kevin Etten.
Kevin Turen, Kristin Burr and Mike Nilon. James Myers and Brady Fujikawa will oversee for the studio.
Haddish, repped by UTA, Artists First and Ziffren Brittenham, is set to star opposite Billy Crystal in indie comedy Here Today and will be seen in Focus Features thriller The Card Counter.