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December 1, 2023

Nicolas Cage on Filming a Movie in Toronto at the Same Time as Cousin Sofia Coppola: “This Has Got to be Good Luck”

Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola surprisingly found themselves making movies in Toronto at the same time.

The Oscar-winning actor told Entertainment Tonight, in an interview published online Friday, that while he was shooting the Kristoffer Borgli-directed comedy Dream Scenario, which hits theaters nationwide on Nov. 22, his filmmaker cousin Coppola was filming Priscilla, which is currently playing in theaters.

“I think it’s lovely. I think it’s wonderful. She’s so gifted, so talented,” Cage said of Coppola helming the Priscilla Presley biopic that stars Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi.

But Cage and Coppola weren’t the only members of the family booked and busy, working on their own projects at the time. The Renfield actor made sure to point out to Coppola how wild it was that her father (and his uncle), filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, was also shooting Megalopolis during that time.

“It was interesting because we were both in Toronto at the same time filming and she was filming her picture and I was filming mine, and I did text her and said, ‘You know, it’s kind of incredible that your dad is over there making a movie in Atlanta at the same time you’re making a movie and I’m making a movie in Toronto. This is great. This has got to be good luck for all of us,’” he recalled.

Cage’s movie Dream Scenario follows a hapless family man who finds his life turned upside down when strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. But it takes a turn when those dreams turn into nightmares.

As for Megalopolis, it is described as a film about an architect who wants to rebuild New York City as a utopia following a devastating disaster. The movie is set to hit the big screen in 2024.

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