Filming For "Nightmare Alley" Turned A Downtown Toronto Street Into A 1940s Paradise

The movie stars Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.
Filming For "Nightmare Alley" Turned A Downtown Toronto Street Into A 1940s Paradise

Canada’s biggest city is supposedly getting movie magic treatment this week. Filming for Nightmare Alley in Toronto has reportedly transported the downtown core 80 years back in time. The Guillermo del Torro film noir remake stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Willem Dafoe, according to IMDb.

The film set in 1947 follows a criminal who teams up with carnival performers and a notorious psychologist in order to con from the poor.

According to images shared by Reddit users, the A-list filled movie has reportedly been lining retro cars and taxis along the pedestrian-filled Yonge Street since yesterday afternoon. College Park subway station is also reportedly getting a revamp for the movie's needs.

1940s film noire paradise (Nightmare Alley filming) at Yonge and Gerrard this afternoon! from r/toronto

The Reddit thread consisting of photos of the set reported that the station was being renovated to apparently resemble a theatre entrance, “One of the entrances is being turned into what seemed like a theatre entrance (tens of lightbulbs on the ceiling) and the brick window is being dressed up too.”

TOFilming_EM, a Twitter account reporting on film sets in the city, also announced that there could also be potential filming at 299 Queen St. West.

Actress Cate Blanchett was spotted roaming set between takes yesterday afternoon. Photos were obtained by the Daily Mail showing the 50-year-old actress dressed in a 1940s jumpsuit and sporting a hairstyle also consistent with the decade.

Others from the star-studded cast lineup have yet to be spotted.

Filming for Nightmare Alley, according to What’ is set to continue in Toronto until May 5.