Star Holt McCallany is the latest addition to the cast of Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley.
The film based on the 1946 noir novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. The script by Kim Morgan and directed by del Toro who also co-wrote the script.
The story follows Carlisle played by Bradley Cooper, an ambitious young con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist (played by Cate Blanchett) who is even more corrupt than he is.
At first, they enjoy success tricking people with their mind games, but then she turns the tables on him.
McCallany, 56, will portray Anderson, a get-the-job-done bruiser.
The cast also includes Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe and David Strathairn.
Del Toro will also produce the project with J Miles Davis. Production expected to begin in early 2020 in Toronto.
Gresham's novel was previously adapted into a 1947 movie, directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Tyrone Power and Coleen Gray in the lead.