Guillermo Del Toro Begins Principal Photography on The Shape of Water

Guillermo Del ToroFox Searchlight Pictures announced that principal photography on The Shape of Water began today in Toronto, Canada. The film stars Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer. Academy Award nominated Guillermo del Toro will direct and co-write with Vanessa Taylor. The film is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale.

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. A mysterious and magical journey from Guillermo del Toro.

Joining del Toro on the film are long time collaborators costume designer Luis Sequeira, director of photography Dan Laustsen, visual effects supervisor Dennis Berardi and editor Sidney Wolinsky.  New to the team is production designer Paul Austerberry.  Co-Heads of Production David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield and Vice President of Production DanTram Nguyen are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.