The Shape of Water — Red Band Trailer


added: Thu, Sep 14th '17

Visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) returns this year with a new epic fantasy. And judging from the strong early buzz, it might be the film that finally earns the Mexican-born director an Oscar statuette.

Check out a brand-new red band trailer for "The Shape of Water," Del Toro's 1963-set Cold War fable about the unlikely (and risky!) love affair between a timid, mute government custodian (played by Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins) and a captured and imprisoned aquatic creature (played by Del Toro's frequent performer Doug Jones).

Co-starring is Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Man of Steel) who plays "the heavy," a menacing government agent who resorts to murder when things don't go his way. For instance, we see in the new preview that there's a surprise jailbreak that has a pissed-off Shannon running around looking for the mysterious sea creature. And Shannon grows increasingly hostile every time he comes up short.

The cast also includes Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins as a work friend and a neighbor of Sally Hawkins's character. While Michael Stuhlbarg rounds out the impressive cast.

A couple of weeks ago, "The Shape of Water" won the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at this year's Venice Film Festival. And since then, the movie has been garnering strong word-of-mouth.

Moviegoers will get a chance to see if the hype is legit when "The Shape of Water" swims into theaters December 8th.

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER -- an other-worldly 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 (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.


directed by   Guillermo del Toro

starring   Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Jenkins

release date   December 8, 2017

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