Guillermo del Toro wants Bradley Cooper in his new movie, Nightmare Alley


After the production of Oscar The Shape of Water, two animation projects made in collaboration with Netflix (3Below: Tales of Arcadia, Trollhunters) and a Pinocchio stop motion film in preparation for 2021, Guillermo del Toro included in his work schedule an adaptation with potential. The filmmaker wants to bring back on the big screen the Nightmare Alley story, screened the first time in 1947 (after the novel by William Lindsay Gresham), with Bradley Cooper starring.

According to, Fox Searchlight launched the offer and is now waiting for an official response from Cooper, after failing to reach an agreement with Leonardo DiCaprio for his role.

Nightmare Alley tells the story of an ambitious crook who works in the entertainment world. Through intrigue, lie and alliances with an equally vicious psychiatrist, he tries to achieve success through amazing numbers of mentalism, but his plans are overhead one by one. The adaptation of 1947 starred in Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell and Coleen Gray.

As a producer, Del Toro will release in August the horror of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

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