Who is in the cast of Nightmare Alley?
The film brings together a star-studded cast including Bradley Cooper as Stanton Carlisle, Cate Blanchett as Dr Lilith Ritter, Toni Collette as Zeena the Seer, Willem Dafoe as Clem Hoatley, Richard Jenkins as Ezra Grindle and Rooney Mara as Molly Cahill.
Originally, Leonardo DiCaprio was set to star in the noir horror but dropped out early in production. While on Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Cooper revealed it “was an interesting example of how insecure I am.”
He explained: “I was like, ‘Oh, I guess I still am the guy that wants to be in the group,’ because I had no intention of acting in anything other than what I’ve been writing. Leonardo DiCaprio fell out, and Guillermo del Toro came to me. I still remember thinking, ‘Oh wow, the guys that don’t hire me, they want to hire me?’ And then it was like, ‘Of course, I have to do it just because I’ve never been allowed into that group.’ It was insecurity and ego.”
Published at Wed, 16 Mar 2022 15:48:38 +0000
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