One of the most prominent filmmakers for many years, the Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro unveils the trailer for his new film, for which he has assembled an impressive cast.
Del Toro’s new masterpiece?
Four years after the triumph of The Shape of Water, which allowed Guillermo Del Toro to win four Oscars, including those for best film and best director, as well as the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Mexican filmmaker unveils the trailer for his brand new feature film. It is Nightmare alley.
According to the film’s official synopsis, distributed by Searchlight Pictures (owned by The Walt Disney Company), Nightmare alley will tellthe adventures of a “ambitious young fairground, able like no other to bait and manipulate people thanks to his talent for choosing words, [qui] joins forces with a psychiatrist even more dangerous than him.“
For this adaptation of Charlatan by William Lindsay Gresham, the director ofHellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth called an exceptional cast, among which Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Cate Blanchett (The lord of Rings), Willem Dafoe (Spiderman, The Lighthouse), Richard jenkins (Six Feet Under, The Shape of Water), Toni Collette (Sixth Sense, Heredity), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Sons of Anarchy), Rooney mara (Millenium – Men who disliked women, A Ghost Story), Paul Anderson (the Revenant, Peaky Blinders) or Holt mccallany (Fight Club, Mindhunter).
Note also thatLeonardo DiCaprio had a long history of playing the role ultimately bestowed on Bradley Cooper ! The American actor had to give up the role, for reasons of schedule. We will soon find it in Don’t Look Up, the new film by Adam McKay, before the rand find at the legendary Martin Scorsese alongside Robert De Niro, in Killers of the Flower Moon.
Yes Nightmare alley was billed as Guillermo Del Toro’s first film set in a world that isn’t fantastic, the fact remains that the Mexican director will know how to explore his greatest obsessions. Many times, a voice-over questions the monstrosity of a character – central theme of Del Toro’s work (“Is it a beast or is it a man?“).
By the way, this lavish trailer also seems to presage a thriller to say the least disturbing, rich in tension. Something to reassure the biggest fans of the director of The Devil’s Backbone or from Crimson peak. The film will be released on December 17 in the United States, and January 19 in French theaters. Right on time to allow its director to get a new Oscar?
It is also recalled that Guillermo Del Toro is also working on another film, also slated for 2021 on Netflix (although the date may be subject to change): this isan animated film adapting the famous novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. A film which will again bring together an impressive cast.