Oh, to get a selfie with Bradley Cooper.  It could happen.

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has learned that it is looking more likely than ever than Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro is expected to film in Buffalo with the actor for a reimagining of 1947’s “Nightmare Alley”.

With rumors that Cooper will star.

We’re told del Toro loves Western New York as a potential film location but up until now wasn’t able to work out logistics to move crews from Ontario, Canada to Buffalo for shooting. That hurdle has apparently been cleared, making it more likely they will wind up in Western New York at some point.

So far,

Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark met with Mayor Byron Brown and members of several city departments this week to begin working out logistics.

When might del Toro or Cooper be here?

According to trade reports, del Toro is set to begin filming in Toronto in early 2020, then make the trip here for some scenes, along with Cooper.

A footnote, the film is a reimagining a story that starred  New Yorker movie start-Tyrone Power. The film is quite dark and made no money for Fox studios at the time. However, it's developed a cult following for its ingenuous use of lighting, set design, and bold subject matter

Here's a clip from that film.

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