‘Carol’ Reunion Official as Rooney Mara Joins del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ With Blanchett

Rooney Mara is set to star in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley,” which (excitingly) makes the project a “Carol” reunion between Mara and co-star Cate Blanchett.

Deadline first reported the news.

Blanchett joined the cast at the beginning August.

Bradley Cooper is leading “Nightmare Alley” as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle, a con artist who falls in love with a female psychiatrist and has the tables turned on him.

The movie is an adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same name, which spawned a 1947 film directed by Edmund Goulding and distributed by 20th Century Fox.“Nightmare Alley” is set to be del Toro’s first directorial project since “The Shape of Water,” which won him the Oscar for Best Director.

The science-fiction period romance also took home the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Del Toro wrote the “Nightmare Alley” script with Kim Morgan and is developing the project with Fox Searchlight,

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