Last month is was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio was in negotiations to star in Guillermo del Toro’s next film project Nightmare Alley. Unfortunately, things didn’t ultimately work out and DiCaprio passed on the project. I was actually looking forward to seeing those two talents work together.
But with DiCaprio out of the picture, Bradley Cooper is now in early talks to star in the film. According to Variety, “Cooper recently received an offer and while it’s currently unclear if a deal will close, sources indicate both sides have engaged in talks.”
The film will be an adaptation of the 1946 novel about an “ambitious young con-man who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the table on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.”
Del Toro will direct the movie that he co-wrote with Kim Morgan. The film shoots this fall as del Toro fills out the remaining roles.
Would you like to see Cooper and Del Toro work together on this movie?