Del Toro’s “Shape of Water” Sets Date

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced a December 8th 2017 release date for Guillermo del Toro’s new other-worldly fairy tale feature “The Shape of Water”.

That puts it just one week before Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” but also gives it an awards season slot which suggests it may be an Oscar contender.

Set against the backdrop of the Cold War in 1963, Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer play lonely workers in a hidden high-security government laboratory. Their lives are changed forever when they discover a secret classified experiment.

Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star in the film which Del Toro directs from a script he co-wrote with Vanessa Taylor.

Source: Fox Searchlight