Well, the cast sure is stellar: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette lead the ensemble of NIGHTMARE ALLEY noir thriller that also includes Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn! Tim Blake Nelson and Italian music legend Romina Power also star. Most of them are Academy Awards winners or nominees. The movie itself is a big screen adaptation of the novel by the same name by William Lindsay Gresham which was published in 1946. It follows an ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well chosen words, who hooks up
The book was already adapted once back in 1947!
with a psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is. Searchlight Pictures is releasing the movie theatrically December 17th! The film is rather long - two and a half hours!
THE STORY OF NIGHTMARE ALLEY
When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper)
endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been
mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a traveling carnival, he
The cast has two Oscar winners and six nominees!
crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge
to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous
Leonardo DICaprio was originally meant for the lead role but was kicked out when he wanted more money
Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a
dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious
psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent
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It is the greatest of them all!Delete
I'm not the biggest fan of Bradley Cooper, but I think I'm going to like him in this one! It really does look good.ReplyDelete
You are not? I've always liked him, he is very dedicated as an actor and director and I think as a father as well.Delete
I don't care much for him either. He's got an arrogant vibe that comes off of him that I just don't like. Reminds me of the asshole football players that always thought they were cream of the crop in high school.Delete
He does? I've always had quite an opposite impression of him, but you probably know him better as you follow your talk shows. When he is here in Europe, he is always kind, smart and well behaved and polite too.Delete
Yesss, that's exactly it!! Like his shit don't stink!Delete
Mine smells like violets, bet his smells like lilies and roses.Delete
Ooof, 2.5 hours means I'll either skip it or watch it in segments because I just can't sit through a movie that long these days anymore. I always fall asleep, no matter how good it is.ReplyDelete
Me too, I don't even download them when I see they are longer than two hours.Delete