After three years of break from The Revenant’s central role, for which he was rewarded with his first Oscar career, Leonardo DiCaprio will be seen this year at Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s movie, to be released at we on 9 August. But the star has several projects aligned with Nightmare Alley recently, a remake that will take Guillermo del Toro’s directorial seat.
DiCaprio is now in talks for the central role in the Nightmare Alley, for which Del Toro has worked on the screenplay alongside Kim Morgan. The film will be based on William Lindsay Gresham’s novel from 1946, which was adapted a year later with Tyrone Power as the lead, and became a reference title in the movie noir category.
The novel tells the story of a great ambassador who draws inspiration from the practices of colleagues in the ambulatory carnival band to squeeze wealthy rich customers. He becomes mentally and spiritistly, but a “ghost” of his own past haunts him and makes it increasingly difficult for him to succeed.
Guillermo del Toro’s latest film was The Shape of Water, for which he also received the Oscar. He will also be at the helm of Pinocchio, a bleaker version of Carlo Collodi’s story, which was announced for 2021.