According to Deadline, Nicolas Cage has signed on for the leading role in A24’s next comedy, titled Dream Scenario, which will be produced by Midsommar filmmaker Ari Aster. This marks the Oscar-winning actor’s latest comedy venture following his widely-praised meta performance in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

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Dream Scenario will be written and directed by Kristoffer Borgli. Further details about its plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. The film will be produced by Aster and Lars Knudsen for Square Peg, along with Jacob Jaffke, Tyler Campellone, and A24.

The upcoming project will officially be the latest collaboration with Aster and the studio, who have worked together on all of Aster’s films, such as Hereditary,  Midsommar, and the upcoming Disappointment Blvd. starring Joaquin Phoenix. However, Dream Scenario marks the first project that Aster won’t be directing.

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Following well-received performances in the drama thriller Pig and the action comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Cage will next be seen in the Western drama film Butcher’s Crossing and Universal Pictures’ horror comedy film Renfield, where he’ll appear as  Dracula.



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