The trailer for David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man features a boy who travels to an enchanted forest to save his mother.
A new trailer for David Oyelowo’s directorial debut, The water man, has debuted online.
The film centers on a boy named Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) who has grown up reading tales about an immortal being known as the Man in the Water. When his mother (Rosario Dawson) falls ill, Gunner embarks on a quest to find the Water Man and the secret of immortality, with the help of local girl Jo (Amiah Miller). In addition to directing The water man, Oyelowo also plays Gunner’s father with Alfred Molina and Maria Bello completing the cast.
Orpah Winfrey is serving as a producer on the film under her Harpo Films banner, and Oyelowo is also producing under her Yoruba Saxon banner. The water man premiered at the TIFF Film Festival last year, and RLJE Films acquired the US distribution rights in February and international distribution went to Netflix.
“I grew up loving family movies that have adventure, fantasy and danger, without ever being patronizing of their young leads,” Oyelowo said in a statement. “As a father of four, I want to share movies with my children that entertain them and prepare them for the ups and downs that lie ahead. I enjoy watching movies with them that transport our family to a different world and then leave us having meaningful conversations. I love them. movies that do that, so I set out to make one for them, other families, and hopefully the whole world! “
Directed by and starring David Oyelowo, The water man It also stars Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina, and Maria Bello. It will be released in theaters on May 7.
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