Clips: Cage Cries with "Massive Talent", Media Abuses Power for "Captive Audience"
Clips have been released for two projects that are in touch with reality. One is meta-humor with a new clip for this weekend's new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (April 22nd) and the other is an exclusive clip (via ScreenRant) from the upcoming docuseries Captive Audience: A Real American Horror Story (premiering April 21st on Hulu). Check them both out below:
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent ("Paddington 2" Clip)
One of the oddest, yet so far highly acclaimed films to come out this year is the meta-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent which sees Nicolas Cage play a fictionalized version of himself that accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a billionaire super fan named Javi Gutierrez (Played by Pedro Pascal). When things take a wild turn, Cage is forced to become a version of some of his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate his wife and daughter from the fan whom the CIA has informed him is a notorious arms dealer. Along the way, Cage will apparently deal with a figment of his imagination reminiscent of his younger self from David Lynch's 1990 Palme d'Or winning film, Wild at Heart (referred to as "Nicky Cage" for the new film).
To emphasize the silliness of the whole affair, a clip has been released seeing an initial bonding moment between Cage and Javi. And nothing makes a bromance like crying to Paddington 2 together. Check it out below:
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent co-stars Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tiffany Haddish. It is directed by Tom Gormican (who co-wrote the script with Kevin Etten).
Captive Audience: A Real American Horror Story (Exclusive Clip)
This new upcoming series premiering on Hulu tomorrow may seem like another true crime docuseries about the tragedy surrounding kidnap victim Steven Stayner, but really it's calling out the way such stories are handled by modern media. Not just how they cover the facts, but how they are willing to intrude on the victims' personal lives. In irony, Stayner was found due to his desperate mother's plea for help finding her son through the media but this ultimately led to a traumatized teen having to deal with the pressures of a life under the microscope, which he never asked for. And this attention affected Steven and his family long after he came home, leading to further tragic results. As the new clip teases, it's a question who was worse? The kidnapper or the media. You decide:
The series is directed by Jessica Dimmock with Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame) producing.