The carnival world of the circus and its mysteries, seen by the Mexican director.
“Is he a man or a beast?” In a total art deco atmosphere, with gothic photography so dear to the director, Guillermo del Toro unveils the trailer for his new film, Nightmare alley, and plays with the spectator: who is the character embodied by Bradley Cooper ? Is he a fantastic being? Or a mere mortal? Welcome to the world of circus del Toro style. Mystical atmosphere on all floors, even if the Mexican filmmaker already warns that his film “contains no supernatural element. It is completely based on a real world. There is nothing fantastic. It’s a very different movie from what I’m used to … ” Yes, the trailer is misleading …
Nightmare alley will follow “Stanton Carlisle, a former Carnival worker who becomes a star of a big city as a cabaret artist, using mentalist tricks, giving the impression that he is a powerful telepath, able to read books. Thoughts. Now the viewers he targets are millionaires. Cate Blanchett will play Dr. Lilith Ritter, a psychiatrist who first tries to expose him as a charlatan, then finds herself embroiled in his schemes … “
The cast will also include Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Rooney Mara, Holt McCallany, Clifton Collins Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Mary Steenburgen and David Strathairn.
Nightmare alley should be released in theaters on December 17 in the USA and January 19, 2022 in France.