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Leonardo DiCaprio Could Play A Con Man In Guillermo Del Toro's Next Movie

DiCaprio in a Del Toro film, that's a yes from us!

While we wait impatiently for the next movie by Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio is keeping a low profile. We haven't seen him on screen since The Revenant and his Oscar for Best Actor back in 2015! Every new project from the actor piques the curiosity of film lovers. And his next outing is particularly appealing. According to Variety, the actor is currently in negotiations to play the main character in Nightmare Alley, the new feature film from Guillermo Del Toro — who we've seen nothing of since The Shape of Water, which also won an Oscar. DiCaprio and Del Toro, that's quite the combination...

Our excitement is heightened further by the fact that the film itself looks absolutely stunning. It's not really a remake of the movie of the same name, which was released in 1947, but rather a new adaptation of the novel by American author William Lindsay Gresham. The story follows Stanton Carlisle (Tyrone Power in the 1947 film), a young con man who claims to be able to read the minds of his circus audiences. He decides to join forces with a psychiatrist, Molly, who turns out to be even smarter than him and manipulates him in her own way. 

The name of the actress who'll play the young woman alongside DiCaprio has not yet been revealed. It should be released before long though: filming is scheduled to begin in the fall. The only other information we have is that Del Toro himself will be co-producing and financing the film, after writing the screenplay with Kim Morgan.

We. Can't. Wait.


Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Arthur Cios, published on 24/04/2019