Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks for Guillermo del Toro’s Next Feature

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Leonardo DiCaprio might soon be the stuff of nightmares.

The Oscar-winning actor is reportedly in talks to star in the next film from Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro.

Del Toro often wows audiences with his weirdly wonderful and imaginative works, such as The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth, but his next venture will be a remake.

The filmmaker plans to co-write and direct a retelling of the 1947 film Nightmare Alley, which is based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.

The story is about con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist, who is even more corrupt than he is. Initially, their plan to trick people works, but then he finds himself becoming the mark.

DiCaprio is in talks for the lead role, which will not be his first as a con artist. He pulled off a similar character in 2002’s Catch Me If You Can.

Nightmare Alley is scheduled to start shooting in the fall.