Nightmare Alley’s Makers Announce a New Release Date
Guillermo del Toro gave a hint about its new project, Nightmare Alley way back in 2017. Yet there was no word about it until recently when the director took to Twitter to announce that the movie’s filming has come to an end. So, we can expect that the film will be out sometime soon. Nightmare Alley is a 1947’s noir film remake, which is inspired by a book written by Willian Linsay Gresham. Talking about the latest developments in the film, we already have a new release date. Here’s everything we know about the cast, plot, and release date of NIghtmare Alley so far:
Nightmare Alley: What is its new release date?
Despite some unforeseen circumstances, Nightmare Alley has wrapped up its shooting and is slated for a December 2021 release. So, it is official that the film will release on 3rd December 2021. Hoping that the long wait is worth it.
Revealing Nightmare Alley’s Plot
It is not confirmed yet whether Nightmare Alley is an adaptation of its original work or the book, but the recent glimpse of the film set tells us a different story. It seems that Del has no plans to create a modern setup. The director is all set to go with the film’s original period.
Nightmare Alley follows the story of a carny (Bradley Cooper) who has extraordinary manipulation skills. Though the twist element builds up when the carny, Stan Carlisle, has an encounter with a dangerous psychiatrist, Dr. LIlith Ritter (Cate Blanchett). We are expecting that the film will add a new feather to the American thriller genre. It is also said that with this film, del Toro will make a comeback to live-action cinema following the release of Oscar-winning The Shape of water’s in 2018.
Who will star in Nightmare Alley?
Besides the storyline, the cast is another thing that the audience is looking forward to. In April 2019, Leonardo Dicaprio was in talks to take up the lead role of the film. However, in June 2019, Bradley Cooper jumped into the picture to take the place of Leonardo. Two months later, Cate Blanchett was added to the crew. Bradley will be the carny of the movie, who plays with words to manipulate people while Blanchett will play the role of Dr. Ritter, the psychiatrist. Ronny Mara is cast as the carnival boy. Willem Dafoe will be the show’s head barker and Ron Perlman will make an appearance as the strongman. Other cast members of the film comprise Mary Steenburgen and Romina Power, Paul Anderson, Alexandre Desplat, Richard Jenkins, Toni Collette and David Strathairn. Their roles are not being disclosed yet.
It is exciting to see what Del brings to the film by his sense of direction and writing skills. Stay tuned for more.
UPDATES— It’s official Nightmare Alley is slated for a release on December 17, 2021.
A Film by Guillermo del Toro
— Nightmare_Alley (@Nightmare_Alley) September 15, 2021
The film is directed by the brilliant Guillermo del Toro. The Nightmare Ally stars Bradley Cooper (as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle), Cate Blanchett (as Dr. Lilith Ritter), Toni Collette (as Zeena Krumbein), Willem Dafoe (as Clem Hoately),
Richard Jenkins (as Ezra Grindle), Rooney Mara (as Molly Cahill), Ron Perlman (as Bruno), David Strathairn (as Pete Krumbein), Holt McCallany (as Anderson Clifton Collins Jr.), Tim Blake Nelson (as Carny Boss), Mary Steenburgen (as Miss Harrington), Jim Beaver (as Sheriff Jedediah Judd), Mark Povinelli (as The Major), Romina Power (unconfirmed role), Paul Anderson (unconfirmed role), David Hewlett (as Dr. Elrood).
Nightmare Alley teaser trailer was released just a few days ago by Searchlight Pictures. Guillermo del Toro and Kim Morgan penned the script for the upcoming movie.
The official plot synopsis for Nightmare Alley reads: “In NIGHTMARE ALLEY, an ambitious carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.”
You can check the trailer below:
— Nightmare_Alley (@Nightmare_Alley) September 16, 2021
Nightmare Alley will hit the theatres on December 17, 2021. Are you excited? We sure are!
This post was last updated on September 21, 2021.