The release plan for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, you may be thinking, has been incredibly confusing. Whereas most major releases have one concrete date for the entire United States, Del Toro’s latest is arriving in different places at different times, which has made it hard to know when and where YOU will be able to see it.
But today brings a handy guide from Fox Searchlight, clarifying everything.
Today, December 1, The Shape of Water arrives ONLY in New York, expanding from there in the following weeks. The film heads to more theaters on Friday, December 8 and then again to even more on Friday, December 15, before getting its traditional nationwide release on Friday, December 22.
The worldwide roll-out begins in Mexico on January 12.
The film is set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.
“In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.”
Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones also star.