Film News Roundup: David Strathairn Joins Bradley Cooper in Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

In today’s film news roundup, David Straithairn gets cast as an alcoholic, “Parasite” gets a beer and the Other Israel Film Festival sets its opener and closer.

Casting David Strathairn is joining Bradley Cooper in Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the film noir “Nightmare Alley” for Fox Searchlight.

The production is an adaptation of the 1946 novel by William Lindsay.

Tyrone Power starred in a 1947 film of the same name.

Toni Collette, Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett are also signed to star in “Nightmare Alley,” with Cooper playing a swindler who teams with a psychologist.

Strathairn will play the alcoholic husband of Collette’s character, another mentalist.Del Toro is directing the thriller and wrote the script with Kim Morgan.

Shooting has been set for Toronto.Strathairn most recently starred in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” He received an Academy Award nomination for portraying broadcast journalist Edward R.


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