Neil Patrick Harris Joins “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”

Neil Patrick Harris in 2019. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock (10281481az)

Neil Patrick Harris has joined Nicolas Cage’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Harris will star opposite Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, and Sharon Horgan in the action-packed comedy. 

In the film, Cage is set to star as actor Nicolas Cage. Desperate to get a role in a new Quentin Tarantino movie, Cage is also dealing with a strained relationship with his teenage daughter and is also under a mountain of debt. He finds himself forced to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire, who happens to be a drug cartel kingpin who has kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican presidential nominee. Cage is then subsequently recruited by the U.S. government to get intelligence.

Harris will play Cage’s talent agent. Horgan has been cast as Cage’s ex-wife. Haddish is set to play an eccentric rogue government agent.

The script was written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, with Gormican attached to direct.

You can see Harris next in the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise and the limited series It’s a Sin for HBO Max.