Nightmare Alley has been released in theatres and it has been well-received by the audiences. Now, Nightmare Alley will be soon available on popular streaming platforms.
This may come as a surprise but both Hulu, as well as HBO Max, have obtained the rights to stream the film on their respective platforms. Guillermo del Toro’s R-rated thriller will be released on February 1st on these platforms.
On December 17th, 2021, the film was released in the theatres and has made quite a business at the box office. But it hasn’t been two months yet and the Searchlight Pictures film is looking forward to making an impact in the audiences of streaming platforms.
Since Searchlight Pictures is currently owned by Disney, there might be some deal between Warner Bros or HBO Max that has led to such a decision.
The film was initially planned to release long back but the pandemic disrupted the plans. Director Del Toro as well as Cooper took the decision of halting the production amidst the pandemic.
Nightmare Alley Cast
The star-studded cast of the film has already raised the bars. Bradley Cooper plays the character of a con-man and Cate Blanchett plays his lady interest. There are other stars who did a remarkable performance in the film.
We will see Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, David Strathairn, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman, and also Mary Steenburgen.
Nightmare Alley Plot
Del Toro has not only written the film but also directed this dark psychological thriller. It is the William Lindsay Gresham novel on which this film is based and moreover has the same name.
The film is about a carnival worker who gets into a deadly relationship with Lilith played by Cate Blanchett, a psychologist. Cooper becomes a part of high society and it all starts here. We aren’t disclosing much because we want the viewers to witness the magic.
Nightmare Alley Agreement
About the agreement, the early streaming release was already in the agreement between Disney and WarnerMedia that was changed during the end of 2021.
As given in the deal, Disney, as well as WarnerMedia, has co-exclusive rights on certain portions of the 20th Century Studios and even Searchlight Pictures titles as per the Pay 1 window (It states that the channels like HBO or Starz have the license to play certain films in the first window of time).
However, in some cases, the titles are exclusive to any of the streaming services before being released on any other platform. If you consider 20th Century Studios release, “The Last Duel”, it is now exclusively streaming on the platform, HBO Max.
But this will be soon available on platforms like Hulu. But “Nightmare Alley” is going to be shared on both platforms at the same time.
Even the big hit, “Free Guy” of 20th Century Studios was also shared on two different platforms, HBO Max as well as Disney+. So, it’s not unlikely to share platforms for this Nightmare Alley.
This is Del Toro’s first new movie since he won Oscars for the Best Picture as well as Best Director for his legendary film, “The Shape of Water,” which was released back in 2017.
With Nightmare Alley, the cast and crew are hoping to gain recognition and multiple awards nominations. Interestingly, Searchlight Pictures even made a classic twist to its film.
It has released a black and white version of this in selected theatres only. Before its release, Del Toro as well as cinematographer Dan Laustsen have reviewed the film multiple times to attain perfection.
Now, viewers who have subscriptions to these platforms can watch the film before it is discontinued. So, be sure to see this masterpiece.