The news came last night via Searchlight Pictures’ Twitter account, that Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, Nightmare Alley, has wrapped production. The film is based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham published in 1946 which follows a young carny, Stanton Carlisle, who uses the art of manipulation to take advantage of others but ends up tragically falling for the same act.

"Nightmare Alley" begins shooting - J. Miles Dale/@milofx1

“Nightmare Alley” begins shooting – J. Miles Dale/@milofx1

What’s Happening:

The Cast of Nightmare Alley:

  • Bradley Cooper as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle
  • Cate Blanchett as Dr. Lilith Ritter
  • Willem Dafoe as Clem Hoately
  • Toni Collette as Zeena Krumbein
  • Richard Jenkins as Ezra Grindle
  • Ron Perlman as Bruno
  • Rooney Mara as Molly Cahill
  • David Strathairn as Pete Krumbein
  • Holt McCallany as Anderson
  • Jim Beaver as Sheriff Jedediah Judd
  • Mark Povinelli as The Major
  • Mary Steenburgen as Miss Harrington

Nightmare Alley is scheduled to be released in theaters in December 2021.