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'The Shape of Water': Sally Hawkins on the Art of Romancing a Fish-Man

'The Shape of Water': Sally Hawkins on the Art of Romancing a Fish-Man

Sally Hawkins was writing a story about, of all things, a mermaid. That's when the call came in.

New project. Guillermo del Toro. Vague premise. Might not happen. But he has you in mind.

The film that the 53-year-old Mexican director, best known for outrageous, ornate fantasies like 2006's Pan's Labyrinth, was working on was titled The Shape of Water. And oddly enough, like Hawkins' tale, this project also revolved around an underwater creature: a merman cryptically referred to as "the Asset," who's been captured by the U.S. military

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