Guillermo del Toro and Richard Jenkins Discover The Shape of Water

Nobody does dark fantasy better than Guillermo del Toro, and he’ll next be returning to that arena with previously untitled film The Shape of Water. Today brings plot details and a bit of casting news that’s sure to get you even more excited about this one, so read on for all the latest!

The Tracking Board reports that Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods, Bone Tomahawk) is in talks to star in del Toro’s new project. Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg are also in negotiations to star, and Sally Hawkins has already come aboard.

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. Prepare for a mysterious and magical journey from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro.

Written by del Toro, the film is being produced by him and Callum Greene. Liz Sayre is the production executive for Fox Searchlight, while David Greenbaum will oversee for the studio.

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