Nightmare Alley trailer reveals Guillermo del Toro’s noir thriller

Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer for Alley of nightmares, Guillermo del Toro’s latest psychological thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett. The film is set to hit theaters on December 17th.

Alley of nightmares stars Cooper as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle, who is described in the film’s plot synopsis as a particularly manipulative Carny. When Stan teams up with psychiatrist Dr. Lillith Ritter (Blanchett), the two could prove to be an even more dangerous pair to the others. The trailer appears to be structured around Stan’s device undergoing a lie detection test, which of course he doesn’t answer entirely truthfully, as the scene is juxtaposed with moments of his various misdeeds.

In addition to Cooper and Blanchett, Alley of nightmares includes a fully stacked assembly distribution that includes Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard jenkins, Rooney mara, Ron Perlman, David Strathairn, Clifton Collins Jr., Tim blake nelson, and Marie Steenburgen. In addition, a former collaborator of del Toro Alexandre Desplat (The shape of water) left the project due to scheduling conflicts, with the score now in the hands of Knives Out composer Nathan Johnson.


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According to del Toro, his take on Alley of nightmares is based on the novel of the same name from 1946 William Lindsay Gresham, rather than the 1947 film adaptation. del Toro previously spoke with Collider about how he first discovered the book and how the upcoming film won’t include any supernatural elements:

“Well, this book was given to me in 1992 by Ron Perlman before I saw the Tyrone Power movie, and I loved the book. My adaptation that I made with [co-writer] Kim Morgan is not necessarily, the whole book is impossible, it’s a saga. But there are darker elements in the book, and this is the first chance I have – in my shorts I wanted to do black. It was horror and darkness. And now this is the first chance I have to make a real low society type movie. [There are] no supernatural element. Just a straightforward and really dark story.

Alley of nightmares hits theaters on December 17th. Check out the new trailer below:


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