Nicolas Cage, 58, joined by pregnant wife Riko Shibata, 27, at premiere

Nicolas Cage appeared at the premiere with his pregnant wife Riko Shibata (Picture: Gotham/GC Images)

Veteran actor Nicolas Cage stepped out at the premiere for his forthcoming movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent while joined by his pregnant wife, Riko Shibata.

Oscar-winning Nicolas, 58, attended the event at the Regal Essex Crossing in New York City at the weekend, wearing an eye-catching black velvet suit, a button-down, and some loafers.

Meanwhile, his 27-year-old pregnant wife, who he wed at the Wynn Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas in 2021, looked stunning in a kimono-inspired dress, adorned with purple flowers and stripes.

Riko, whose baby bump was cleverly disguised under her gorgeous outfit, also carried a silk handbag, while she wore some traditional Japanese-style shoes over white socks.

Her long dark hair was pinned back in an eye-catching and sleek up-do.

In January, the couple’s baby news was confirmed, with a representative for the couple telling People magazine: ‘The parents-to-be are elated!’ 

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Expectant parents Nicolas and Riko looked loved-up at the premiere (Picture: by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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Lily Sheen, Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal also attended the premiere (Picture: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

The couple also recently revealed to GQ magazine that they’ve already picked out their future baby’s name: Akira Francesco, if it’s a girl, and Lennon Augie, for a boy.

Speaking to the publication, Nicolas said: ‘Augie was my father’s nickname. And my uncle [Francis Ford Coppola] has decided to change his name to Francesco,’ he told the outlet.

’I think it’s so sweet. It’s like a little edamame. A little bean,’ he said of his baby-to-be, while looking at a two-month ultrasound on his phone. 

It will be the actor’s third child as he is already father to sons Kal-El Coppola, 16, and Weston Coppola, 31, from previous relationships.

Riko is Nicolas’ fifth wife: was previously married to Patricia Arquette, Lisa Marie Presley, Alice Kim and Erika Koike.

During the screening, Nicolas and Riko mingled with The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent co-stars, including Pedro Pascal, Lily Sheen and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Pedro and Nic cut dapper figures at the event (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

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Neil Patrick Harris also attended the premiere (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Lily, 23, who is the daughter of Kate Beckinsale and her ex Michael Sheen, looked beautiful in a green off-shoulder gown, while her golden hair was in loose waves.

Neil, 48, looked classically dapper in a black tuxedo with a white dress shirt.

The Tony Award-winning actor, who’s best known for his television roles in shows including How I Met Your Mother, opted to wear his shirt loose, and finished off his outfit with some black shoes.

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The film’s writer, director and cast all looked incredible at the premiere (Picture: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

The highly-anticipated action comedy scored rave reviews at SWSX in Texas last month, with many calling it Nicolas’ ‘best ever’ performance.

After its premiere, it also achieved a rating on film review site Rotten Tomatoes of 100% – a rare feat!

The film is slated to appear in movie theatres in the UK from April 22, and it centres on a version of Cage playing himself, when he comes against financial troubles.

The Hollywood actor stars as a fictionalised version of himself (because who else could do him justice?) in the comedy action flick, as he’s offered $1million (£765,000) to appear at the birthday party of a superfan, played by Pedro.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is out in UK cinemas April 22.


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