A Star is Born actor-director Bradley Cooper is currently in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming psychological thriller Nightmare Alley.
Del Toro co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan and will be in the director’s chair for the adaptation of Will Lindsey Gresham’s novel by the same name. Fox made their own adaptation of the tale for a 1947 film.
In the 1947 version, An ambitious young con-man teams up with a female psychiatrist who is more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy their success with their mentalist act, but it’s not long before she turns the tables on him.
The role Cooper is in talks to play was originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio, but negotiations failed for unknown reasons.
Nightmare Alley is set to begin filming sometime this Fall.