Neil Patrick Harris is set to play Nicolas Cage’s talent agent in the movie.
Nicolas Cage stars as… Nicolas Cage in the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a super fan (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.
With a career built for this very moment, the Academy Award-winning iconic actor must take on the role of a lifetime: himself.
The film is currently in production and being directed by Tom Gormican from a screenplay by Tom Gormican & Kevin Etten.
The producers are Kevin Turen, Kristin Burr and Mike Nilon. The project is overseen at Lionsgate by James Myers and Brady Fujikawa. Lionsgate’s Robert Melnik negotiated the deal on behalf of the studio.
Neil Patrick Harris will next be seen in the fourth Matrix film opposite Keanu Reeves and the limited series It’s a Sin for Channel 4 and HBO Max. The five-time Emmy winner most recently starred as Count Olaf in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Harris is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, and The Lede Company. His previous television credits include Doogie Howser, M.D., How I Met Your Mother, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
He’s also starred in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the Harold & Kumar films, Starship Troopers, Beastly, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Gone Girl.
The actor won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.
He has hosted the Tony Awards in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, for which he won four special class Emmy Awards. He also hosted the Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and hosted the 87th Academy Awards in 2015.