FOX Searchlight Sets Release Date For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘THE SHAPE OF WATER’
FOX Searchlight Pictures has announced that they’ve officially set THE SHAPE OF WATER, the latest upcoming film from Guillermo Del Toro for December 8, 2017 in North America. The date comes a week before Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This date also puts it as an Oscar contender.
Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.
The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discovers a secret classified experiment.
Del Toro directs the film and also co-wrote with Vanessa Taylor. Del Toro and J. Miles Dale produce.