Per Variety, Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming adaptation of Nightmare Alley has found a new composer as Alexandre Desplat has departed the project due to scheduling conflicts.
According to the outlet, del Toro’s latest feature film will now be composed by Knives Out and Looper composer Nathan Johnson. Desplat has been a recent collaborator with del Toro after he scored the Best Picture winner The Shape of Water and is currently set to work on the director’s upcoming take of Pinocchio.
Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham, the film features a cast that includes Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Cate Blanchett (Thor: Ragnarok), Toni Collette (Knives Out), Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Rooney Mara (Carol), Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck).
In NIGHTMARE ALLEY, an ambitious young carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is. The carnival cast includes carnival worker Molly (Rooney Mara), head barker Clem (Willem Dafoe), and Ron Perlman as Bruno the Strongman. Richard Jenkins is part of the high society crowd as wealthy industrialist Ezra Grindle.
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