Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in ‘Nightmare Alley’ by Guillermo del Toro


Variety reported,  Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’.

Del Toro is set to direct and co-write the script with Kim Morgan. You could read the premise below:

While there is a 1947 Fox pic, this film will be more based on the William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name. The 1947 movie starred Tyrone Power as an ambitious young con-man who teams 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 tables on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.

Nightmare Alley is the follow-up movie of del Toro after his Oscar-winning film “The Shape of Water.” TSG Entertainment are producing with del Toro and J. Miles Dale while Fox Searchlight are looking for worldwide distributors.