Nightmare Alley, a movie adaptation of the book of the same name from director Guillermo Del Toro, has begun filming.
Assembling a magnificent cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara, David Strathairn, and Holt McCallany, the movie is set to take fans of the horror genre into the scary world of deception and greed.
Written by Del Toro and Kim Morgan, Nightmare Alley is based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham and is a noir thriller set in a world of hustlers and con men.
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It tells the story of a mentalist (played by Copper) who teams up with psychologist so that they can swindle the wealthy in the society.
The director Guillermo Del Toro said he was drawn to the project because he loved the book.
That book was given to me in 1992 by Ron Perlman before I saw the Tyrone Power movie, and I loved the book. My adaptation that I’ve done with [co-writer] Kim Morgan is not necessarily — the entire book is impossible, it’s a saga. But there are elements that are darker in the book, and it’s the first chance I have — in my short films I wanted to do noir. It was horror and noir. And now is the first chance I have to do a real underbelly of society type of movie.Guillermo Del Toro – joblo.com
Del Toro also stated that he intends for his interpretation to be rated R. It stars Bradley Cooper as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle, Cate Blanchett as Dr. Lilith Ritter, Rooney Mara as Molly Cahill, Toni Collette as Zeena Krumbein, David Strathairn as Pete Krumbein, Willem Dafoe as Clem Hoately, and Holt McCallany as Anderson.
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