October 7, 2020 – More details emerge on Hollywood star Nicholas Cage in Dubrovnik, as he plays the lead in currently the only American film co-production in Europe – ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.’
Namely, Dubrovacki Vjesnik reports that the American film crew currently in Dubrovnik filmed on Tuesday at Villa Scheherazade.
The Hollywood team led by Nicolas Cage and Chilean actor Pedro Pascal (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Narcos’) is currently shooting the only American film co-production in Europe, a film called ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.’
As is expected, security guards are also engaged, both on land and at sea. And at sea, Dubrovnik divers are on-site to ensure the safety of the filmmakers.
We know so far that Cage will play a fictional ‘version’ of himself in the new project. According to the script, he desperately wants a role in Quentin Tarantino’s film and, along the way, tries to smooth out his relationship with his teenage daughter. In the film, which should premiere in March 2021, the main star also deals with a selfish Cage from the early 90s, whom he accuses of being guilty of a series of film failures that brought him to the brink of bankruptcy.
Nicolas Cage reportedly accepted the engagement because the writers explained to Cage that their goal was not to ridicule but to honor his great career.
Cage is staying at the Hotel Argentina in Dubrovnik.
This is the ninth project to apply for the incentive program for filming in Croatia in a year when film production in the entire world has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The shooting of the film, directed by Tom Gormican and produced by Lionsgate, will last for 15 days. In the Croatian part of the project, 412 film workers are involved, including 97 Croatian citizens, and there will be about 300 Croatian extras.
The planned spending of foreign investors for 10 projects this year exceeds HRK 100 million, said HAVC director Chris Marcich.
He recalled that the audiovisual industry in Croatia had resumed its activities in May, under epidemiological measures, and primarily for domestic productions.
Croatia has thus been recognized in the world as a safe location for filming. With the borders reopening, intensive preparations have started for the return of foreign productions, said Marcich.
The service production company for “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is the Dubrovnik-based Ambasada Studio company of producer Erika Milutin Diller (Embassy Films).
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