‘Dream Scenario’ Trailer: The World Is Dreaming Of Nicolas Cage In A24’s New R-Rated Comedy

The last time Nicolas Cage and A24 partnered up, we were treated to the surreal comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. It seems to be a partnership that clicks, because reviews have been strong for Dream Scenario, a film that finds Cage literally in everyone’s dreams.

Written and directed by Kristoffer Borgli, of the 2022 comedy Sick of Myself, the film stars Cage as an ordinary guy whose life goes haywire when he starts appearing in everyone’s dreams. Things get weirder when those dreams take a nightmarish turn.

Borgli surrounds Cage with an excellent supporting cast of Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows, Dylan Gelula, and Dylan Baker. Ari Aster, the A24 favorite who recently gave us Beau is Afraid, is a producer, while Arcade Fire musician Owen Pallett is on the music. Cage also reunites with Mandy cinematographer Benjamin Loeb, and as you can see the film looks pretty good.

Here’s the official synopsis: Hapless family man Paul Matthews (Nicolas Cage) finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. But when his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom in this wickedly entertaining comedy from writer-director Kristoffer Borgli (Sick of Myself) and producer Ari Aster.

Dream Scenario opens in theaters on November 10th.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.