Bradley Cooper in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's remake of Nightmare Alley

Bradley Cooper was last seen in The Star is Born, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

Press Trust of India June 15, 2019 14:02:12 IST
Bradley Cooper in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's remake of Nightmare Alley

Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to headline filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's next feature, the remake of Nightmare Alley. According to Variety, Leonardo DiCaprio was previously circling the project but has since passed it.

Sources told the outlet that Cooper, who most recently directed and acted in Academy Award nominated film A Star is Born, has received an offer for the project. It is not yet known whether he has struck a deal for it.

Bradley Cooper in talks to star in Guillermo del Toros remake of Nightmare Alley

Bradley Cooper. Image via The Associated Press

The new film will be del Toro's first time directing a feature since his Oscar win for 2017's The Shape of Water.

The filmmaker will direct the new film from a script he will write with Kim Morgan. The movie is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.

The story follows Stanton Carlisle, an ambitious young con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the tables on him, out-manipulating the manipulator. Gresham's novel previously adapted into a 1947 movie starring Tyrone Power.

Del Toro will co-produce the project with J Miles Davis, and TSG Entertainment and will be distributed by Fox Searchlight.

Production stars later this year, after the cast is finalised.

Updated Date:

also read

BLACKPINK’s Lisa tests positive for coronavirus; other members revealed to have negative diagnosis
Entertainment

BLACKPINK’s Lisa tests positive for coronavirus; other members revealed to have negative diagnosis

YG Entertainment shared that while other BLACKPINK members were not classified as close contacts, they immediately received PCR tests after hearing of Lisa’s positive COVID-19 results.

In The Bridge, Sting alludes to troubled waters through brilliant acoustic experiment
Entertainment

In The Bridge, Sting alludes to troubled waters through brilliant acoustic experiment

Sting's new release The Bridge has a strong pop-rock vibe that defined his #ThePolice and early solo years, but some of its best songs have Celtic and jazz influences

Nushrratt Bharuccha on bagging her first solo project, Chhorii and how it's a 'socially responsible horror film'
Entertainment

Nushrratt Bharuccha on bagging her first solo project, Chhorii and how it's a 'socially responsible horror film'

Nushrratt Bharuccha says Chhorii is a horror film with perspective: "It’s communicating a social evil, something we should take cognisance of and bring a change"