Although he recently claimed that he is frightened of Hollywood and that he no longer plans to create major movies, Nicolas Cage looks to be far from retiring, as he revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly this week.
The 57-year-old actor, known for famous productions such as Leaving Las Vegas, Ghost Rider and Kick Ass, and many more, abandoned the blockbuster industry to focus on more independent movies.
“No, no, no. That’s not going to happen. My guardian angel has been doing what I do in movies, acting. That is something I need. My own life experience. I’m never going to retire.”
“Where are we now, 117 films?” he wondered. “What’s interesting is that my argument with people who say ‘you work too hard’ is ‘I like to work because it’s healthy, I’m happy when I work, and by the way, guys like Cagney and Bogart have done hundreds of projects,” he stated.
Nicolas Cage has taken on the most difficult role of his life in his latest movie, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which he will portray none other than himself, Nicolas Cage! The actor will remain creatively unhappy and facing financial disaster until he accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of hazardous superfan Javi (Pedro Pascal). When Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live by his own mythology, channeling his most renowned and adored personas onscreen to save himself and his loved ones, things take a very unexpected turn.
The film will be directed by Tom Gormican (Dating or Freedom), who also co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Etten (Desperate Housewives, Scrubs). Cage will co-produce the film alongside Kevin Turen in addition to acting in it (Euphoria).
However, because the film’s release date is just April 22, 2022, it will take some time to reach theaters. In case you missed the actor, Prisoners of the Ghostland comes in September and tells the story of a bank robber who wants freedom in return for rescuing a rich warlord’s abducted granddaughter. Cage co-stars in the neo-noir western with Sofia Boutella, Bill Mosley, Nick Cassavetes, and Tak Sakaaguchi.