The poster and the first trailer for the dark Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley are here! The poster is a close-up of Cooper, wearing a suit and hat suited to the movie’s 1940s setting while following him are several provocative posters for many carnival attractions. The ominous tagline reads, “Man or Beast.”
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The poster comes ahead of the Nightmare Alley trailer, which is expected later this week. The movie is based on the classic 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, and the movie’s synopsis reads, “An ambitious young carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.” The novel was previously adapted into a movie back in 1947.
Nightmare Alley has an awesome supporting cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Holt McCallany, Clifton Collins Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn. This is Del Toro’s first movie as a director since 2017’s The Shape of Water, which won the Oscar for Best Picture the following year.
It was recently announced that Del Toro’s long-in-development Netflix anthology horror show has a new name now. The series will be named Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. The filmmaker is also making a new stop-motion adaptation of Pinnochio for Netflix, with a voice-cast cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson.
Nightmare Alley is a dark period thriller that stars Bradley Cooper and Cate Blancett and it hits theaters on December 17.