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.