Searchlight Pictures just debuted the first teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro film, Nightmare Alley, and damn… it looks great! The film is an adaptation of the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, but as you might have expected, the filmmaker offers a fresh take on the story.
I love these kinds of mysterious supernatural stories and I totally dig the tone and setting of the film. The trailer is filled with exciting and thrilling footage and as you’ll see there are some great shots! It’s awesome to see Del Toro back in action with a new film and it looks like he’s going to deliver another good one! As Del Toro previously said the film is filled with “very strange, mystical allure.”
The film stars Bradley Cooper as Stan Carlisle, “an ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words.” He ends up hooking up with “Dr. Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), a psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.” As you’ll see some crazy things start to happen and Willem Dafoe asks a few times throughout he trailer, “is he man of beast!?”
The movie also stars Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Holt McCallany, Ron Perlman, Richard Jenkins, and David Strathairn. Nightmare Alley will be released in theaters everywhere starting on December 17th, 2021.