Nightmare Alley (2021), Rooney Mara, Searchlight Pictures

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2021): New Trailer Starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe…

New action/crime/drama Nightmare Alley is director Guillermo del Toro’s latest audio-visual feast.

Starring Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette and Willem Dafoe, the story follows an ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people. Little did he know that the psychiatrist he’s just hooked up with is far more dangerous than he is.

When big hitters like Cooper and Blanchett are involved, one pays attention. And as I often do, I watched the above trailer before reading the synopsis.

Considering how much is going on in just over a minute and a half of this trailer, plus Dafoe’s character’s non-stop dialogue, which I still haven’t really listened to yet, it’s no wonder I had some trouble keeping up. That’s probably part of the reason I wasn’t sure about just how appealing this movie is to me initially. That of course changed as soon as I learned about the ‘manipulation face/off.’

Now I have to watch to see just how intense it’s all going to get. And for the great colours and beautiful lighting, of course.

Tim Blake Nelson, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, Clifton Collins Jr., Troy James, David Hewlett, Holt McCallany, Paul Anderson and David Strathairn also star.

Nightmare Alley Release Dates: December 17th, 2021 (US); January 21st, 2022 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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13 thoughts on “NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2021): New Trailer Starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe…”

      1. I love this question because a movie came to my mind immediately. 🤓 And that movie is of course, American Sniper. (2014) The movie it self is not my favourite as a whole but, Cooper’s performance is just perfection, for me.

      2. Very late reply. Sorry about that. The Hangover and American Sniper are great.

  1. I won’t watch this film. I don’t really like Cooper and I read the novel that this film is based on. It was…average and only the ending was moving for me. I hear the ending of this one is pretty terrific as well with Cooper shining especially. But, I would have preferred Leonardo DiCaprio in the main role (and DiCaprio was negotiating to star before dropping out). People should also know that it is a remake of the1947 film – there was already one other adaptation of the book.

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