‘The Star Is Born’ Oscar-winner Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’s new
Bradley Cooper recently received an offer and while it’s currently unclear if the deal will close, sources indicate both sides have engaged in talks. Cooper would take the place of Leonardo DiCaprio, who ended up passing on the project after a deal could not be reached.
Del Toro is developing “Nightmare Alley” at Fox Searchlight, the studio that handled the production and distribution of his Oscar winner “The Shape of Water.”
The film will be based more so on the William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name. The 1947 movie starred Tyrone Power as an ambitious young con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is.
After “The Shape of Water” went on to win several Oscars, including best picture and director for del Toro, the auteur decided to hold off on picking his next directing gig.
Cooper is coming off a massive 2018 that included his directorial debut “A Star Is Born,” which not only went on to gross more than $400 million worldwide.