Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has started working on his upcoming film The Nightmare Alley. Kim Morgan has penned the script of the film and the script has also been co-written by Guillermo Del Toro. The film is based on the 1946 novel Nightmare Alley  which was written by William Lindsay Gresham.

The film will be featuring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett in the lead roles, The movie is a follow-up to the director’s 2017 Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water, will also star Rooney Mara as carnival worker Molly, Willem Dafoe as head barker Clem and Ron Perlman as Bruno the Strongman,Richard Jenkins is also part of the cast and he will portray wealthy industrialist Ezra Grindle.

The official synopsis reads out “In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious young carny (Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.”

Guillermo Del Toro spoke about the film saying “I’m inspired and elated to be joined by this brilliant cast. Kim Morgan and I have worked with great passion to bring the dark, raw world and language of William Gresham to the screen and now we are joined by a superb group of artists and technicians to bring it to life.”

A release date for the film is yet to be finalized.