"Nightmare Alley" is an American psychological thriller film directed by Guillermo del Toro.
The starring cast includes Bradley Cooper as Stanton 'Stan' Carlisle, Cate Blanchett as Lilith Ritter, Toni Collette as Zeena Krumbein, Willem Dafoe as Clem Hoately, Richard Jenkins as Ezra Grindle, Rooney Mara as Molly Cahill, Ron Perlman as Bruno, David Strathairn as Pete Krumbein, Holt McCallany as Anderson, Mary Steenburgen as Miss Harrington and others.

Here are "Nightmare Alley" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Nightmare Alley movie?

SearchlightPictures on Thursday, September 16, 2021 released the trailer for "Nightmare Alley" you can watch here:
NIGHTMARE ALLEY | Official Teaser Trailer | Searchlight Pictures.

Plot summary

What is Nightmare Alley movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Nightmare Alley" movie plot summary.

Stan Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), an ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words, hooks up with Dr. Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), a psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.


Who plays who in the Nightmare Alley movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Nightmare Alley" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Bradley Cooper  as Stanton 'Stan' Carlisle
Cate Blanchett  as Lilith Ritter
Toni Collette  as Zeena Krumbein
Willem Dafoe  as Clem Hoately
Richard Jenkins  as Ezra Grindle
Rooney Mara  as Molly Cahill
Ron Perlman  as Bruno
David Strathairn  as Pete Krumbein
Holt McCallany  as Anderson
Mary Steenburgen  as Miss Harrington
Tim Blake Nelson  as Carny Boss
Jim Beaver  as Sheriff Jedediah Judd
Paul Anderson
Mark Povinelli  as The Major
Romina Power
David Hewlett  as Dr. Elrood
Clifton Collins Jr.
Lara Jean Chorostecki  as Louise
Dian Bachar  as Fee Fee the Birdgirl
Drew Nelson  as Humphries
Tim Post  as Armed Guard#1
Linden Porco  as Brofo
Lili Connor  as Woman in a Floral Dress
David Tomlinson  as Army Personnel
Matthew MacCallum  as Tattooed Swordsman
Jesse Buck  as Frail Thin Man
Danny Waugh  as Copacabana Piano Player
Will Conlon  as Armed Guard #2
Bobbie Peterson  as Salvation Army Chorus
William David Hobbs  as Office Worker
Neil Whitely  as Butler
Mike Hill  as JoJo the Dogboy
Calvin Desautels  as Policeman
Mandi Maxwell  as Carny Worker
Keith Lukowski  as Security Guard
Kim Janveau  as Ambrose Carnival Patron (BG)

Release date

When is Nightmare Alley movie release date?

"Nightmare Alley" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 17, 2021 (United States) distributing by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina.


What are Nightmare Alley filming details?

The duration of the film is 139 minutes.

"Nightmare Alley" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in January 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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