All through a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Skill” director Tom Gormican and co-screenwriter Kevin Etten have been requested whether or not they ever regarded as any exchange casting concepts. Moderately strangely, the 2 had a fascinating set of solutions. Whilst Nicolas Cage was once at all times the favourite for the position, any other thought was once infrequently thrown concerning the writers’ room.
In accordance to Etten, fairly than refocus everything of the movie’s plot round a unique actor’s character, the speculation was once to have any other well-known actor try to painting Cage. “The most effective in fact excellent thought — I do not know whose it was once — was once to have both Christian Bale or Daniel Day-Lewis enjoying Nick Cage,” Etten mentioned (by the use of THR). “However in point of fact, no. No one else who in point of fact has a mix of the tremendous prime ability he has and the goodwill of folks short of him to [succeed].”
Of route, whilst it is a laugh to believe the “There Will Be Blood” big name and “The Darkish Knight” actor giving their best impressions of Cage, there isn’t a indication both actor was once ever in exact rivalry for the position. Certainly, Day-Lewis retired from appearing in 2017 on the age of 60, following his efficiency in “Phantom Thread” (by the use of Selection), whilst Bale has stored busy with the entirety from “Thor: Love and Thunder” to an upcoming David O. Russell movie (by the use of IMDb).