Actor Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to headline filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's next feature, the remake of "Nightmare Alley". According to Variety, actor Leonardo DiCaprio was previously circling the project but has since passed it. Sources told the outlet that Cooper, who most recently directed and acted in Academy Award nominated film "A Star is Born", has received an offer for the project. It is not yet known whether he has struck a deal for it. The new film will be del Toro's first time directing a feature since his Oscar win for 2017's "The Shape of Water".
The filmmaker will direct the new film from a script he will write with Kim Morgan. The movie is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. The story follows Stanton Carlisle, an ambitious young con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is.
At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the tables on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.
Gresham's novel previously adapted into a 1947 movie starring Tyrone Power. Del Toro will co-produce the project with J Miles Davis, and TSG Entertainment and will be distributed by Fox Searchlight. Production stars later this year, after the cast is finalised.
While Cooper is doing great on work front, his personal life has taken a hit. Cooper who can be best recognised as the Hangover actor is called it quits with his supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk, four years after dating each other.
The couple were blessed with a 2 year old daughter and as per reports will share their custody. The supermodel earlier moved out of their £3.6million Pacific Palisades house.
"Bradley Cooper, 44, and Irina Shayk, 33, have officially decided to end their relationship and are amicably working out how to share custody of their daughter Lea De Seine, who they welcomed in March 2017," stated the People magazine.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk's started dating in April 2015. Soon they were seen spotted attending a Broadway show together.
Before dating Irina Shayk, Bradley Cooper was reportedly dating model Suki Waterhouse while Iriya Shayk was in a relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo for several years.
Reports aearlier also said that Irina, 33, and Bradley, 44 are together, 'Because of their daughter.'
'Things are not good. Neither one is happy. The relationship is hanging by a thread’ A Page 6 source then added.