[WATCH] Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Trailer

The new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s psychological thriller Nightmare alley it’s here. The rich and temperamental trailer gives us all of Del Toro’s trademark visual finesse with a noir twist – the only monster in this trailer is apparently the greed at the heart of Bradley Cooper’s con artist character. Cooper tests himself with a lie detector and says that he is a medium and mind reader in contact with the afterlife, but that he could be a good peddler. Based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel and its first 1947 film noir adaptation, the film follows Cooper as Stan Carlisle, a traveling mind-reader and con man who crosses paths with Cate Blanchett’s Dr. Lilith Ritter, a psychiatrist with dark intentions and excellent taste. in lipstick, which breathes nothing threatening into Cooper’s ear, like “if the right people don’t like you, the world closes very, very fast.” Joining Cooper and Blanchett are Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette and Rooney Mara (who sadly is not in the film to reprise his role in Carol). Nightmare alley has a theatrical release date of December 17. Trick your family into seeing him with you on vacation by telling them he’s a Best showman sequel and see what happens.

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