Doug Jones has made a career out of playing monsters, ghouls and creatures of myth. The former contortionist is a legend in sci-fi, fantasy and horror circles for his unique ability to morph into roles as diverse as the Thin Clown in “Batman Returns,” Joey in “Men in Black 2″ and the Silver Surfer in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” He recently played a series regular on “Star Trek: Discovery,” as the alien being Lt. Saru.
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“The Shape of Water” brings its audience into a mysterious government facility in Baltimore where, in the deepest recesses of the lab, an amphibious creature (played by Doug Jones) is being studied for its unusual abilities. As Agent Strickland (Michael Shannon) demands for it to be killed and autopsied, Dr. Hoffstetler (Michael Stuhlbarg) insists that the creature’s secrets can only be revealed with a lighter touch.
“Star Trek: Discovery” on the subscription streaming platform CBS All Access has found its first three cast members in Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp. The TV reboot set to begin its run in May 2017 will begin production soon. More casting announcements are expected, including the show’s lead. “Star Trek: Discovery” will also run on Netflix in countries outside the United States.