Willem Defoe Joins Guillermo del Toro's Psychological Horror Thriller Nightmare Alley

Willem Dafoe is set to join Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara in director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film Nightmare Alley.

The movie is based on the 1946 novel which tells the story of an “ambitious young con-man who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the table on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.”

Dafoe will play “the head barker at a traveling carnival who gives Bradley Cooper’s character a job, ushering him into a world of show biz and grifting.” I love Dafoe, and it’s great to see him jump on board a Del Toro movie!

When previously talking about the movie, Del Toro described it as “just a straight, really dark story.” When asked if he could tease anything about the movie, the filmmaker
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