The Shape of Water is an 2017 American sci-fi/fantasy film directed by Guillermo Del Toro. The film will star Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, and Doug Jones.
Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.
- Sally Hawkins as Elisa Esposito
- Michael Shannon as Richard Strickland
- Octavia Spencer as Zelda Fuller
- Richard Jenkins as Giles
- Doug Jones as The Asset