Guillermo del Toro’s next project is taking Shape…
The 51-year-old Mexican filmmaker will direct an untitled supernatural romance for Fox Searchlight with Michael Shannon is in talks to star.
The project, rumored to be titled The Shape of Water, is set in 1963 with Shannon playing the villain of the story. A mute laboratory worker, to be played by Sally Hawkins, falls in love with an amphibious man who’s being held captive.
Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg will co-star.
del Toro is directing and producing with Callum Greene, who worked with him on both Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak.