Leonardo DiCaprio & Guillermo del Toro team for Nightmare Alley
In what sounds like a dream pairing, Variety is reporting that Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Guillermo del Toro are teaming up for the horror film Nightmare Alley from Fox Searchlight. The film would mark Del Toro’s first directorial effort since his Academy-Award winning The Shape of Water.
The story, written by Del Toro and Kim Morgan, will be based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, previously adapted into a movie by Fox in 1947. The novel “follows the exploits of Stanton Carlisle, a ruthless hustler who learns the tricks of the carny trade and uses them to establish himself as a spiritual guru, preying on the wealthy and the weak.”
Del Toro will produce alongside J. Miles Dale and co-write the script with Kim Morgan.
Nightmare Alley continues DiCaprio’s impressive track record of teaming up with high-profile directors. His next film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is directed by Quentin Tarantino; and he is circling the Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon.
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