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‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ Filmmakers Detail How to Get Nicolas Cage to Star in a Movie About Nicolas Cage

[This story contains minor spoilers for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.] Nicolas Cage offered a suggestion to filmmakers Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten. It came while filming The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the movie where Cage plays a fictionalized version of himself. He approached writer-director Gormican and writer Etten prior to filming a […]

Nicolas Cage on How ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ “Invited” Him Back Into Comedy

For his latest role, Nicolas Cage is playing himself playing himself — sort of — in the multigenre Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, an experience he says invited him back into comedy. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during the New York special screening of the Lionsgate, Saturn Films and Burr! Productions film held at Regal […]

Cult Japanese Director Sion Sono Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults

Japanese director Sion Sono has been accused by two women of sexual assault and offering parts in his films in return for sex. A longtime international festival favorite who directed Nicolas Cage and Nick Cassavetes in last year’s Prisoners of the Ghostland, Sono, 60, has yet to respond to the allegations made in the Shukan […]

Nicolas Cage’s ‘Unbearable Weight’ Gets Rare Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score, a Career Best

Nicolas Cage is getting some of the best reviews of his career … for playing Nicolas Cage. The actor’s new comedy, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, currently has a rare 100 percent critics‘ score on aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. The reviews follow the film’s world premiere at the South by Southwest festival on Saturday […]

Nicolas Cage in ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’: Film Review | SXSW 2022

Nicolas Cage meets Nicolas Cage's biggest fan (Pedro Pascal) in Tom Gormican's funhouse-mirror buddy picture costarring Tiffany Haddish and Ike Barinholtz.

SXSW: ‘Atlanta’ Season Opener, Nicolas Cage Film ‘Unbearable Weight’ Set for Fest

After being one of the earliest casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and then moving online for the 2021 iteration, SXSW is readying for its first in-person festival since 2019. But it was only a little over one month ago that the rise in COVID cases due to the spread of the omicron variant […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Nicolas Cage (‘Pig’)

Nicolas Cage, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast, is an Oscar winner who has been called by The Guardian “the greatest American actor working today, full stop,” by David Lynch “the jazz musician of American acting” and by Ethan Hawke “the only actor since Marlon Brando that’s actually done […]

SAG Awards Nominations: Kristen Stewart, ‘Harder They Fall,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ Snubbed as ‘Yellowstone’ Surprises

The SAG Awards nominations unveiled Wednesday morning offered a number of surprises and head-scratching snubs. On the film side, a number of Oscar hopeful titles failed to score any nominations from SAG-AFTRA, including the groundbreaking Black Western The Harder They Fall, The French Dispatch, C’mon C’mon and Spider-Man: No Way Home. The latest Spider-Man film […]

“Is This Acting or Is This F***ing Therapy?”: Nicolas Cage, Andrew Garfield, Jonathan Majors and the THR Actor Roundtable

They shared their fears about showing vulnerability, their sense of responsibility when wielding guns on sets — and an improbable connection over a moody horse named Rain Man. In December, Nicolas Cage (Pig), Peter Dinklage (Cyrano), Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom! and The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Jonathan Majors (The Harder They Fall) and […]

Nicolas Cage, Guillermo del Toro to Receive Honors From Hollywood Critics Association (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Critics Association is set to give Nicolas Cage its Acting Achievement Award and Guillermo del Toro this year’s Filmmaking Achievement Award at the 5th annual HCA Awards ceremony on Jan. 8. The intimate awards show will also see cinematographer Alice Brooks receive the Artisan on the Rise Award and Saniyya Sidney accept the […]

Ben Schwartz Joins Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult in Universal’s ‘Renfield’

Ben Schwartz has joined the cast of Universal’s monster movie Renfield. Nicholas Hoult is leading the call sheet, which also includes Nicolas Cage and Awkwafina. Chris McKay, the helmer behind Amazon’s The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie, is directing the feature project, which is due to begin shooting early next year in New Orleans. Hoult is […]

Awkwafina Joins Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult in Universal’s ‘Renfield’

Awkwafina, coming off a leading turn in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is joining Nicholas Hoult and Nicolas Cage in Universal Pictures’ monster movie Renfield. Chris McKay, the helmer behind Amazon’s The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie, is directing the feature project, which is due to begin shooting early next year in […]