A few weeks ago it was revealed that Guillermo Del Toro was working on a supernatural romance set during the Cold War, with Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg set to star. Now another actor is joining the throng, with Variety reporting the Michael Shannon is in talks for the film.
There aren’t many story details, but it’s reported that it’s set in 1963 and is about, ‘A mute laboratory worker, to be played by Sally Hawkins, falls in love with an amphibious man who’s being held captive’. Shannon will be the villain of the story.
The movie is set to shoot later this year for a 2017 release. No official title has been revealed, but it may end up being called The Shape of Water.