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Nightmare Alley: Cast, Plot, Trailer, Release Date and Everything You Need to Know

‘Nightmare Alley’ is an upcoming American psychological drama thriller film.

It is directed by Guillermo del Toro with a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on a bestselling novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.

The producers of this film are J. Miles Dale and Guillermo del Toro.

But, what can we expect from this film? Here’s everything we know about it so far.

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‘Nightmare Alley’ Cast

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  • Bradley Cooper as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle
  • Cate Blanchett as Dr. Lilith Ritter
  • Willem Dafoe as Clem Hoately
  • Toni Collette as Zeena Krumbein
  • Richard Jenkins as Ezra Grindle
  • Ron Perlman as Bruno
  • Rooney Mara as Molly Cahill
  • Holt McCallany as Anderson
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Tim Blake Nelson as Carny Boss
  • Mary Steenburgen as Miss Harrington
  • David Strathairn as Pete Krumbein
  • Jim Beaver as Sheriff Jedediah Judd
  • Mark Povinelli as The Major
  • Romina Power
  • Paul Anderson
  • David Hewlett as Dr. Elrood

Leonardo DiCaprio was originally set to star as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle, but Bradley Cooper replaced him back in 2019 due to scheduling conflicts.

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Cate Blanchett, and Mary Steenburgen.

‘Nightmare Alley’ Plot

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In this film, an ambitious carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words meets a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.

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‘Nightmare Alley’ Release Date

‘Nightmare Alley’ is scheduled to be released on December 3, 2021.

Principal photography on Nightmare Alley began in January 2020, but in March 2020, it would join the club of countless Hollywood projects put on pause in the wake of Covid-19’s global outbreak.

Disney, which owns the film’s distribution company Searchlight Pictures, halted production on the film due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Production resumed in September 2020. By November 2020, filming had already finished and reshoots occurred. Nightmare Alley officially wrapped on production on December 12, 2020.

Del Toro took to Twitter to announce the completion of principal photography as well as reveal that the movie is now set to open in December 2021:

And now, the film is headed for release on December 3 from Searchlight Pictures.

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Guillermo Del Toro spoke about the film’s production during a Live conversation over the summer.

Del Toro said,

“We stopped the shoot a week before [the industry shut down]. We reacted super fast, we proposed the studio to stop as opposed to being asked to stop. That saved us. Nobody to my knowledge in the cast or the crew got coronavirus. We were roughly 45 percent in. We were literally in the middle of a great scene. And we went to lunch and talked to the studio and when we came back we said, ‘Everybody leave your tools and leave now.’”

‘Nightmare Alley’ Trailer

Trailer is not available yet, sorry for this. With a 2021 release date, we may get a trailer soon. We’ll update this as soon as the trailer comes.

Final words

The novel by Gresham was first adapted into a 1947 noir directed by Edmund Goulding, starring Tyrone Power alongside Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray and Helen Walker. Guillermo del Toro’s version of Nightmare Alley (2020) isn’t a remake of the 1947 film version but a re-adaptation of the novel.

The film is coming out on December 3, 2021. That is primarily a time when studios release films they consider award-worthy and it’s the same month del Toro’s Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water” was released.

So, these are the major information about the film. Are you ready to watch it? Are you excited for it? Let us know in the comments section given at the end of this post.

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