Could there be a return to GDT’s indie roots?
Deadline is reporting that Sally Hawkins (PADDINGTON) and Octavia Spencer (THE HELP) are in talks to start in Guillermo’s next film through Fox Searchlight. GDT is writing, directing and producing.
The film is being described as a “mysterious and magical other-worldly love story set in 1963 America.”
Guillermo himself has confirm the Cold War drama is on target to start shooting in August in a recent tweet:
The Searchlight movie is shaping up nicely. Start as planned in mid-August.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) March 17, 2016
The film is co-produced with J. Miles Dale, who served as an executive producer on THE STRAIN, and a producer on MAMA.
GDT’s most universally acclaimed film, PAN’S LABYRINTH, was a small indie film distributed through Picturehouse.