In an exclusive interview with /Film’s Jacob Hall, Borgli discussed why a potential onscreen whirlwind like Cage was perfect casting for Paul. Per Borgli:
“[I]t was almost like a fun challenge to take one of the most charismatic, energetic actors and hide him in this ordinary nobody. He added a layer to the movie because the movie is about how your persona can take on a life of its own and become bigger than you, and I think that’s happened to Nic Cage. I think somewhere along the way for him, his persona became bigger than him even.”
Cage is certainly one of our most prolific actors. He’s left an indelible impression on the collective consciousness, so odds are he’s found his way into one of your nocturnal reveries. According to Borgli:
“[H]is initial reaction to the script was, ‘I know this. I’ve gone through this, not once, but multiple times.’ I think he probably got to use some of his own experience, maybe exorcise some demons through this movie about personal experience.”
Not to spoil the film, but it shouldn’t surprise you that, as this phenomenon persists, Cage sheds his soft-spoken demeanor and unleashes maximum Cage. He hasn’t really toyed with these wild contrasts since “Adaptation,” which makes “Dream Scenario” a must-see. The film hits theaters on November 10, 2023. Strap yourself in, and ride the Cage-coaster.