Rumored Details About Guillermo Del Toro's Next Movie, THE SHAPE OF WATER

I think at this point, most fans won't believe Pacific Rim 2 is going to happen until they actually see footage from it, but meanwhile director Guillermo del Toro has other projects in the works. One of them is a movie that's been described as an "otherworldly love story" set against the backdrop of the Cold War in 1963, and now some new rumored details about that film have risen to the surface.

The Tracking Board claims that the film, which has Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer on board to star, is called The Shape of Water, and involves a mute janitor named Elisa (Hawkins) who falls for an amphibious man who's being kept at the lab where she works. She tries to break him out with the help of her neighbor, who is said to be played by Richard Jenkins, but "the world outside of the lab, however, may prove to be more dangerous for the amphibious man than Elisa could have anticipated."

Michael Stuhlbarg is also said to be circling the movie, so del Toro looks to be acquiring a terrific cast for his fairytale love story. No word yet on who would play the amphibious man, but I wouldn't be surprised if del Toro's long-time collaborator Doug Jones ends up with the role.

Update: A PR firm has reached out and asked that we update this article. The aforementioned plot details should be considered unconfirmed rumors at this time, but here's an official synopsis straight from them:

An other-worldly love story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. A mysterious and magical journey from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro.

Via: The Playlist

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