Bradley Cooper Eyed to Replace Leonardo DiCaprio in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

IndieWire | 6/14/2019 | Staff
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Bradley Cooper is in talks to replace Leonardo DiCaprio as the star of Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley.” DiCaprio was circling the project back in April but ultimately passed because a deal could not be reached with his team, Variety reports. Cooper is now being considered the favorite for the role and has reportedly received an offer.

Del Toro is developing “Nightmare Alley” at Fox Searchlight, the studio that handled the production and distribution of his Oscar winner “The Shape of Water.” The new film is being adapted by del Toro and screenwriter Kim Morgan from William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same name. Filmmaker Edmund Goulding directed a “Nightmare Alley” movie in 1947, but sources close to del Toro’s film say he will use Gresham’s original vision for his adaptation.

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Should Cooper take the offer, he’ll star as mentalist and con artist Stanton “Stan” Carlisle. The plot follows Stan as he falls in love with a female psychiatrist, only for her to turn the tables on him. Tyrone Power played...
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