Del Toro is directing the film and wrote the script along with Kim Morgan, and Fox Searchlight is handling worldwide distribution rights. Del Toro is also producing along with J. Miles Dale of Tsg Entertainment, and he’s additionally financing the project.
“Nightmare Alley” is the story of a corrupt con man who teams up with a female psychiatrist to swindle people out of money, up until the point that they double cross one another.
The story is based on a novel by William Lindsay Gresham and was first adapted into a Fox film in 1947 directed by Edmund Golding and starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell and Coleen Gray. However, del Toro’s film will adhere more closely to the original novel.
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