Mara joins the previously cast Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Michael Shannon, Ron Perlman, Toni Collette, and Richard Jenkins.
Talk about a star-studded cast! And it’s pretty fun that most of these actors have worked together before on other films, some of them directed by del Toro. Deadline reports the following synopsis for the del Toro-written script:
The film is based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel about a corrupt con-man who teams with a female psychiatrist to trick people into giving them money. Mara plays Molly, the closest thing to Stan’s true love. He meets her early on and they take the act they learned from the circus to Chicago. Cooper plays Stan.