Nightmare Alley movie production status is currently Post-Production
May 30, 2021 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.
Friday, December 17, 2021 (Nationwide)
Plot: What's the story about?
In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious young carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is. The carnival cast includes carnival worker Molly (Rooney Mara), head barker Clem (Willem Dafoe), and Ron Perlman as Bruno the Strongman. Richard Jenkins is part of the high society crowd as wealthy industrialist Ezra Grindle.
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Who stars in Nightmare Alley: Cast List
Bradley Cooper ... Stanton 'Stan' Carlisle
"Licorice Pizza" , "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
Toni Collette ... Zeena (a mentalist)
"Dream Horse" , "Knives Out"
Rooney Mara ... Molly
"Side Effects" , "The Discovery"
Cate Blanchett ... Lilith Ritter
"Don't Look Up" , "Armageddon Time"
David Strathairn ... Pete Krumbein
"Where The Crawdads Sing" , "Nomadland"
Ron Perlman ... Bruno
"Monster Hunter" , "Pinocchio"
Who's making Nightmare Alley: Crew List
A look at the Nightmare Alley behind-the-scenes crew and production team.
ProducersJ. Miles Dale
Guillermo del Toro
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Production: What we know about Nightmare Alley?
- Writer/director Guillermo del Toro said "I’m inspired and elated to be joined by this brilliant cast. Kim Morgan and I have worked with great passion to bring the dark, raw world and language of William Gresham to the screen and now we are joined by a superb group of artists and technicians to bring it to life (1/30/2020).”
- Aademy Award winner Guillermo del Toro (THE SHAPE OF WATER, PAN’S LABYRINTH) directs and co-writes with Kim Morgan (THE FORBIDDEN ROOM).
- David Strathairn has joined the cast of the Fox Searchlight picture (Hollywood Reporter, 9/27/19). Strathairn will play the alcoholic husband of Collette’s character, a mentalist named Zeena who ends up mentoring Cooper's character.
- It’s based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham and not the 1947 movie of the same name.
- May 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
- January 2020: The film was in Production status.
- June 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- April 2019: The film was in Development status.
Searchlight Pictures announced that principal photography on Nightmare Alley began January 30, 2020 on location in Toronto, Canada.
Shooting will begin in early 2020 in Toronto.
Nightmare Alley Release Date: When is the film coming out?
Nightmare Alley is coming out in 2021 on Friday, December 17, 2021 (Nationwide release). There are 4 other movies coming out on the same date, including Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Tender Bar and The Lost Daughter.