Octavia Spencer Circles Guillermo Del Toro's Cold War Drama

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is reportedly in talks to join Guillermo del Toro's untitled Cold War drama.

The filmmaker will write and direct the Fox Searchlight project, which Variety describes as an "otherworldly love story [...] set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963."

Although del Toro has several films on his crowded slate -- among them, an adaptation of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" -- the website contends this one his his top priority; cameras are expected to roll this summer.

Spencer, who won an Academy Award for her performance in the 2011 period drama "The Help," lends her voice to Mrs. Otterton in "Zootopia," and also appears in "The Divergent Series: Allegiant," which opens this weekend.

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