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First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley Is Here And It's Creepy

Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett star in the dark crime drama, which releases in December.

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Update: One day after the release of the poster, Guillermo del Toro has released the first trailer for the film, starring Bradley Cooper. You can take a look at the first footage from Nightmare Alley below.

The poster for Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley has been released. The dark period thriller stars Bradley Cooper and Cate Blancett and it hits theaters on December 17.

The poster is a close-up of Cooper, wearing a suit and hat appropriate to the movie's 1940s setting, while behind him are several provocative posters for various carnival attractions. The ominous tagline simply reads, "Man or Beast." Check it out below.

The poster arrives ahead of the Nightmare Alley trailer, which is expected later this week. The movie is based on the classic 1946 novel of the same title by William Lindsay Gresham, and the movie's official synopsis reads, "An ambitious young carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is." The novel was previously adapted into a movie back in 1947.

Nightmare Alley has an impressive supporting cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Holt McCallany, Clifton Collins Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn. This is Del Toro's first movie as a director since 2017's The Shape of Water, which won the Oscar for Best Picture the following year.

In related news, it was recently announced that Del Toro's long-in-development Netflix anthology horror show has a new title. The series will be named Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities. The filmmaker is also making a new stop-motion adaptation of Pinnochio for Netflix, with a voice-cast cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson.

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