Before Gullermo del Toro tackles Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, he will direct a Cold War-set movie for Fox Searchlight. The film doesn't have a title yet, but it is described as an "otherworldly love story" that "is set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963."
According to Variety, Octavia Spencer is in negotiations to star in the film, which starts shooting this summer. Apparently out of all the projects that del Toro has been looking to direct, this one was his top priority. It's great to see that it's moving forward.
I wish I knew more information about the movie, but I'm sure it's a supernatural film due to the fact that it deals with "otherworldly" subject matter.
Spencer's most recent role is in The Divergent Series: Allegiant. She also plays God in a movie called The Shack, which will be released later this year, and recently finished shooting Marc Webb’s Gifted opposite Chris Evans.
Del Toro most recently worked on the gothic thriller Crimson Peak. I'm most excited to see what he does with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which he is currently developing as well.