With filming now underway for Nightmare Alley, plot and cast details are emerging about director Guillermo del Toro's new film. It is reportedly a "carny" film that adapts a William Lindsay Greshem novel of the same name.
Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper are attached to star, as are Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, and Rooney Mara.
Casting notes for Nightmare Alley
Bradley Cooper replaced Leonardo DiCaprio's role after he dropped out of the project. The film also reunites Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who earlier appeared together in Carol.
Director Guillermo del Toro's latest project
For del Toro, Nightmare Alley is the director's first film since he won Best Picture with The Shape of Water in 2017. The acclaimed director, known for his supernatural and often violent films like Pan's Labyrinth, says that Nightmare Alley will be "just a straight, really dark story." A release date for the film is not yet known.
We await further details on this one!