Dream Scenario (2023)

Comedy, General Film, Horror

Director: Kristoffer Borgli

Writer(s): Kristoffer Borgli

Starring: Lily Bird, Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Jessica Clement, Star Slade, David Klein, Kaleb Horn, Liz Adjei, Paula Boudreau, Marnie McPhail, Noah Lamanna, Tim Meadows, Dylan Baker, Maev Beaty, Marc Coppola, Krista Bridges, Conrad Coates, Marnie Brunton, Nneka Elliott, Jeremy Levick, Jim Armstrong, Ben Caldwell, Agape Mngomezulu, Stephen R. Hart, Leah Stanley, Sofia Banzhaf, Al Warren, Thomas Mitchell, Dylan Gelula, Michael Cera, Kate Berlant, Caleb Weatherbee, Cara Volchoff, Greer Cohen, James Collins, Jennifer Wigmore, Ramona Gilmour-Darling, Will Corno, Talia Schlanger, Jessie-Ann Kohlman, Alton Mason, Noah Centineo, Josh Richards, Amber Midthunder, Nicholas Braun, Lily Gao, Philip Van Martin, Richard Jutras, Nicole Leroux, Jordan Raf, Domenic Di Rosa, Jesse Goldman, Trish Hoang

Synopsis: Nicolas Cage stars as Paul Matthews, a listless family man and tenured professor with an affinity for evolutionary biology and anxiety regarding his own anonymity. One day, he discovers he has begun to appear in other people’s dreams at an exponential rate. As in life, his presence in these dreams is banal and non-intrusive – he’s simply there, staring indifferently at the fantasies and nightmares of strangers. Nonetheless, he becomes an overnight celebrity, and is soon showered with the attention he has long been denied. But when Paul encounters a dreamer whose visions of him differ substantially from the norm, he finds himself grappling with the Faustian bargain of fame as his dream-selves start inexplicably becoming violent within their respective subconsciousnesses.

Release Date: November 22, 2023 (USA) | Length: 100 min | Genre: Comedy, Horror| MPAA Rating: Rated R for language, violence and some sexual content. | Note(s): Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2023. Above is theatrical release date.