Netflix, RLJE Movies Purchase David Oyelowo’s Directorial Debut The Water Man
Netflix, RLJE Movies purchase David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man
Just some months after having its world premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant, David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man has formally been acquired by RLJE Movies for North American and Netflix for worldwide launch!
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Based mostly on the Black Listing script from Emma Needell, the movie sees Gunner set out on a quest to save lots of his ailing mom by trying to find a mythic determine who possesses the key to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the assistance of a mysterious native woman, Jo, they journey collectively into the distant Wild Horse forest — however the deeper they enterprise, the stranger and extra harmful the forest turns into. Their solely hope for rescue is Gunner’s father, who will cease at nothing to seek out them and within the course of will uncover who his son actually is.
“Whereas in some methods this movie is a father and son story, at its core it’s additionally a love letter to moms in every single place and is devoted to my very own,” Oyelowo mentioned in a press release. “To have the ability to share my directorial debut, The Water Man, with the world by the palms of RLJE Movies and Netflix is a dream come true for me.”
Alongside Oyelowo, the forged for the movie consists of Rosario Dawson (Luke Cage), Lonnie Chavis (That is Us), Amiah Miller (Conflict for the Planet of the Apes), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, Promising Younger Girl) and Maria Bello (NCIS). The movie is produced by Oyelowo, Carla Gardini (Delilah), Shivani Rawat (Wander Darkly) and Monica Levinson (Golden Globe nominees Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, The Trial of The Chicago 7) and government produced by Oprah Winfrey (The Colour Purple), Darren M. Demetre (Lean on Pete), Connor Flanagan (Wander Darkly) and Needell.
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The Water Man is ready to hit theaters and PVOD on Might 7 and hit Netflix internationally later this yr.