Guillermo del Toro’s untitled Cold War movie is gearing up as Octavia Spencer is currently circling a role in the project. The film is setup at Fox Searchlight and is due to begin production this summer.
Little is known about the film which will be written, directed, and produced by del Toro and is an otherworldly love story set against the backdrop of Cold War era America, circa 1963.
This is a big year for del Toro who is developing the popular book Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and recently dropped out of directing duties for Pacific Rim 2, though he remains involved as a producer.
Spencer can currently be seen in theaters in The Divergent Series: Allegiant and will next be seen as God in The Shack later this year. She recently signed on for Marc Webb’s Gifted opposite her Snow Piercer co-star Chris Evans, as well as landing a lead role alongside Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Costner in Fox 2000’s Hidden Figures.
She is repped by WME.
Emily J | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by Variety.