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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ UK release date announced

Searchlight Pictures has confirmed the UK release date for Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated Nightmare Alley, which stars Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette and Cate Blanchett.

The dark period mystery is set to hit UK and Irish cinemas on Friday 21st January, which is over a month later than US audiences, as the film releases 17 December 2021 over the pond.

The film faced multiple delays due to a combination of actors’ schedules and the COVID-19 pandemic, with the production shutting down from March to September of 2020.

When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a travelling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society.

With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent yet.