New Movie-Nightmare Alley-Dec.17

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Directed byGuillermo del Toro
Screenplay byGuillermo del ToroKim Morgan
Based onNightmare Alley
by William Lindsay Gresham
Produced byJ. Miles DaleGuillermo del ToroBradley Cooper
StarringBradley Cooper
Cate Blanchett
Toni Collette
Willem Dafoe
Richard Jenkins
Rooney Mara
Ron Perlman
Mary Steenburgen
David Strathairn

Nightmare Alley” has been adapted for the big screen twice, having first premiered in 1947. “Nightmare Alley” focuses on a young man named Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), who ends up working alongside like-minded washouts at a carnival following a personal tragedy. There, Stanton becomes enamored with an alcoholic mentalist and his “psychic” wife and falls for a fellow lost soul in Molly, a woman who appears to withstand electricity at a high voltage. Later, the film shifts ahead a couple of years to find Stanton and Molly thriving as mentalist con artists in Buffalo. They come across a mysterious psychologist (Cate Blanchette) and a wealthy mark with a secret (Richard Jenkins).