Jenkins Joins Guillermo del Toro’s “Water”

Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins is in talks to star in “Crimson Peak” director Guillermo Del Toro’s otherworldly Cold War love story “The Shape of Water” at Fox Searchlight.

Set in 1963, the story centers around Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute janitor working at a lab where an amphibious man is being held captive. When Elisa falls in love with the creature, she devises a plan to help him escape with the assistance of her neighbor (Jenkins).

The world outside of the lab, however, may prove to be more dangerous for the amphibious man than Elisa could have anticipated. Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg are also in negotiations to star in the project which Del Toro and Callum Greene will produce.

Source: The Tracking Board