2017 Movies: The Shape of Water (Trailer Song)
The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming thriller The Shape of Water has been released.
The film, set in the Cold War era America, around 1963, follows Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute woman working as a cleaner in a hidden high-security government laboratory who discovers a secret classified experiment consisting of an amphibious man held captive in a tank.
The cast includes also Doug Jones as the creature, Octavia Spencer as Elisa’s coworker Zelda, Michael Shannon, Lauren Lee Smith, Richard Jenkins, David Hewlett, Michael Stuhlbarg, and others.
The trailer features Hawkins’ character finding the creature in the lab, of which it’s said is “intelligent”, “capable of language”, “of understanding emotions”. In support of this statement, made by a scientist, she communicates to a man (played by Richard Jenkins) through sign language that, when he (the aquatic man) looks at her, he doesn’t know how she is “incomplete” – “he sees me as I am”, says Elisa, who forms a special connection beyond words with him and tries to save from the lab.
The song used in the trailer is “La Javanaise” by American jazz and blues singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux, off her 2006 album, “Half the Perfect World”.
The Shape of Water, described as a “Merman Fairy Tale”, is set to be released in the US theaters on December 8, 2017.