Naturally, step one Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten took in getting Nicolas Cage to megastar in “The Unbearable Weight” was once pitching him the movie, which he first of all grew to become down. In the end, Cage signed at the dotted line when the duo satisfied him that they weren’t mocking the actor’s profession, however quite celebrating it as a result of they’re true enthusiasts of the Oscar-winning actor’s paintings.
“We ended up writing him a letter that defined our intentions and defined that this was once in point of fact a love letter to him, to his paintings, and that it could be a possibility for him to play with other people’s perceptions or ideals about who he’s as opposed to who he in point of fact is as opposed to who he places available in the market,” Etten defined to Looper. “It was once this chance to do that large, bizarre efficiency artwork piece. If there was once one more or less actor who may do one thing like that, Nic is the man who would tackle one thing that courageous.”
Any other key issue that influenced Cage to signal on to the movie, the filmmakers imagine, is that Cage does not take himself too critically — and that way has served the actor smartly.
“We strive to take this from Nic: He’s taking the paintings extremely critically however does not take himself that critically. That is the key right here, and it is the key to luck,” Gormican noticed. “The paintings a part of it … We did not notice that Nic was once going to be so extremely ready and so deeply considerate in regards to the movie that we had been making, and he was once. He does take that a part of it critically, which is the opposite element to longevity and luck right here.”
“The Unbearable Weight of Huge Ability” is now in theaters.