Guillermo del Toro’s “Shape of Water” Begins Filming

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced the start of principal photography on the Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor co-directed feature “The Shape of Water” in Toronto.

Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer star in the other-worldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. Specifics are being kept under wraps.

del Toro says in a statement: “I started working on ‘The Shape of Water’ right around the time we moved to Toronto for ‘Pacific Rim.’ Working with Fox Searchlight and being supported by this beautiful group of actors and artists, I feel extremely blessed and brave.”

del Toro and J. Miles Dale will produce the project which hasn’t scheduled a release date yet.

Source: Fox Searchlight