Nicolas Cage can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare. A24 has released the first trailer for the new dark comedy ‘Dream Scenario’ from ‘Sick of Myself’ writer-director Kristoffer Borgli. The film stars Cage as a college professor who becomes famous after he inexplicably begins appearing in the dreams of strangers, though his celebrity status faces complications once the world’s visions of him become terrifying.
“Why me? Um, I don’t know! I’m special, I guess,” Cage’s Paul Matthews tells the world in a televised interview. Via the trailer, set to The Cranberries’ regular ’90s anthem ‘Dreams’ , the family man is greeted with applause, admiration, impersonators and angry crowds.
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In addition to Cage, the comedy ensemble includes Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows, Dylan Gelula, Dylan Baker and Kate Berlant. “Beau Is Afraid” director and A24 mainstay Ari Aster serves as producer, alongside Cage, Lars Knudsen, Tyler Campellone and Jacob Jaffke.
“Dream Scenario” was a breakout title at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, premiering to strong reviews that highlighted Cage’s committed edge. Variety chief film critic Peter Debruge had high praise for the actor, praising his “unusually calm performance” from an actor who “may have already made bizarre cameos in your dreams” and writing that “the timeless-looking film deals with up-to-the-minute ideas, from cancel culture to going viral, ultimately revealing itself to be a sly social satire.
A24 has prepared “Dream Scenario” for a theatrical release on November 10. Watch the new trailer below.
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