The Shape of Water Movie

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Who's Involved:

Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Shannon, Guillermo del Toro, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Vanessa Taylor

Release Date:

Friday, December 8, 2017 (Los Angeles)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

An other-wordly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Shape of Water

A look at the The Shape of Water behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Guillermo del Toro last directed Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim. The film's writer Guillermo del Toro last wrote Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Pacific Rim Uprising.


Guillermo del Toro

Production Company

Del Toro Productions

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Production: What we know about The Shape of Water

Key Facts

  1. "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,” says writer/director del Toro.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 6, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 5, 2017, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about August 14, 2016, the film was in Production status.

Production began August 15, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

On or about March 20, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Shooting will start sometime this summer 2016.

The Shape of Water Release Date: When was it released?

The Shape of Water was released in 2017 on Friday, December 8, 2017 (Los Angeles release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including The Disaster Artist, I, Tonya and Just Getting Started.

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