Leo & Guillermo - In The Avenues & Alleyways
Having taken a few years off after finally bagging his Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is back working his way through his list of auteurs. He will re-emerge later this summer, reteaming with Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. And after that, he’s moving onto Guillermo Del Toro – also coming back from an Oscar win – for a remake of 1947’s Nightmare Alley, originally starring Tyrone Power. (For a sense of tone – check out the trailer below, with a little help from Stuart Gordon.)
The original, a noir enthused melodrama, based on the book by William Lindsay Gresham, focused on a carnival con man who strikes up a mentalist act with a beguiling young woman named Molly. Expect some of those details to be updated – and every eligible actress in H’wood to be vying for the role of Molly.
Filming starts later this year.
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