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Dream Scenario

November 10, 2023
1hr 42min
Status: released

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Dream Scenario Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateSeptember 9, 2023 (TIFF)
November 10, 2023 (United States)
Running time1hr 42min
Age ratingR
StarringNicolas Cage
Julianne Nicholson
Michael Cera
Tim Meadows
Dylan Gelula
Dylan Baker
Directed by Kristoffer Borgli
Written byKristoffer Borgli
Produced byLars Knudsen
Ari Aster
Tyler Campellone
Jacob Jaffke
Nicolas Cage
Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb
Edited by Kristoffer Borgli
Music byOwen Pallett
Production CompanyA24
Square Peg
Saturn Films
Distributor A24

Dream Scenario Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Nicolas Cage as Paul Matthews, a college professor
  • Julianne Nicholson as Janet Matthews, Paul’s wife
  • Michael Cera as Trent, the head of a viral marketing firm
  • Tim Meadows as Brett, the dean of Paul’s college
  • Dylan Gelula as Molly, Trent’s assistant
  • Dylan Baker as Richard, a colleague of Paul
  • Kate Berlant as Mary, Trent’s business partner
  • Lily Bird as Sophie Matthews, Paul’s daughter
  • Jessica Clement as Hannah Matthews, Paul’s daughter
  • David Klein as Andy, Paul’s student
  • Cara Volchoff as Candice, a therapist
  • Noah Centineo as Dylan
  • Nicholas Braun as Brian Berg
  • Amber Midthunder as Haley
  • Lily Gao as Realtor


The film follows Paul Matthews, a professor, who never made it becomes an overnight celebrity after appearing in everyone’s dream.

Dream Scenario Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Domestic Opening $220,035
Domestic Collection$5,742,193
International Collection$7,459,408
Worldwide Collection$13,201,601

About Dream Scenario Movie:

“Dream Scenario” is a American black comedy fantasy film written and directed by Kristoffer Borgli. Produced by Ari Aster, Lars Knudsen, Nicolas Cage, Jacob Jaffke, and Tyler Campellone under their Square Peg banner, the film stars Cage as Paul Matthews, a biology professor who mysteriously begins appearing in people’s dreams. The ensemble cast also includes Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows, Dylan Gelula, and Dylan Baker.

It garnered positive reviews and earned nominations, notably receiving a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Nicolas Cage.

Principal photography commenced in Toronto in October 2022 and wrapped in November.

The First Collaboration between Nicolas Cage and A24.

Ari Aster was the one to approach Nicolas Cage with the role.

Dream Scenario premiered as the opening film in the Platform Prize program at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2023. The film was released on November 10, 2023, by A24.