Just after snogging himself in this spring’s hilarious “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” Nicolas Cage is now taking on another comedy role. The legendary actor will star in ‘Dream Scenario,’ an upcoming A24 comedy produced by ‘Hereditary’ and ‘Midsommar’ director Ari Aster. diversity has confirmed.
Aside from the genre, most details of the film are being kept under wraps. Kristoffer Borgli, whose directorial debut Sick of Myself premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, wrote the screenplay and will direct. Aster is producing with Lars Knudsen under their Square Peg banner, while A24 is financing and producing the film. Jacob Jaffke and Tyler Campellone will serve as additional producers.
The film marks the fourth collaboration between A24 and Square Peg, following Aster’s directing of Hereditary, Midsommar and upcoming Disappointment Blvd. The latter film, which will reportedly premiere in 2023, has a cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan and Parker Posey.
Following The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which Cage played himself in a meta-comedy about his career, the actor also stars in the upcoming western Butcher’s Crossing, which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in September . Next year, Cage will also show his prankster in Renfield, starring Dracula alongside Nicholas Hoult and Awkwafina.
Aster is represented by WME and Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett & Kole. Lars Knudsen is represented by WME and Granderson Des Rochers. Cage is represented by WME and Stride Management. Borgli is represented by UTA.
Deadline was the first to report the news.
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/nicolas-cage-a24-movie-ari-aster-dream-scenario-1235355033/ Nicolas Cage joins the new A24 film, Ari Aster is hired to produce