Due to the launch of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the producer Guilhermo Del Toro has returned to the media.
With that, his next project, the long Nightmare Alley starts to get news.
In a chat with the Collider website, the producer confirmed some details about the film.
First, he stated that the film will be rated R, which can be considered our 18+.
Based on the book of William Lindsay Gresham, of the same name, in the film we accompany an ambitious young man who applies small blows to unite with a psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he. Thus, the pair starts to make some money with a mentalist trick, but things get complicated when the woman tricks the guy.
Del Toro says that they will adapt some passages of the film, where the film will be terror and noir. He claims “We will not have supernatural elements, just a very dark story”.
Recordings of the film begin in January on Fox Searchlight.
Bradley Cooper leads the cast list, yet to be confirmed, which still has Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Willem Dafoe, and Mark Povinelli.
Nightmare Alley has no premiere date.