's The Elephant Man
tells the true story of John Merrick (Bradley Cooper
), a 19th century British man with severe deformities known as a sideshow attraction who gained fame under the care of Dr. Frederick Treves (Alessandro Nivola
) when London's high society embraced him. Here, Cooper, Nivola and castmates — along with director Scott Ellis
— talk about the legacy and enduring interest in the redemptive story of John Merrick. See a Photo Call
from the show's media event.