Michael Shannon is in talks to star in 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 (Richard Jenkins).
The world outside of the lab, however, may prove to be more dangerous for the amphibious man than Elisa could have anticipated. Shannon’s role is said to be that of the villain, while Octavia Spencer and Michael Stulhbarg also star.
Del Toro is planning a shoot this summer and is in the casting stages.
Source: Heat Vision