Netflix and RLJE films have picked up the worldwide rights to The Water Man, Selma star David Oyelowo's directorial debut. RLJE Films has taken the adventure, fantasy pic for North America, while Netflix has the rest of the world rights.
The Water Man, A Black List script penned by Emma Needell, portrays a sensitive young boy, played by Lonnie Chavis, who tries to save his mother (Rosario Dawson) from terminal cancer.
He does so by going in search of the town’s bogeyman, The Water Man, who is fabled to have conquered death. The film is produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, ShivHans Pictures, and Yoruba Saxon.
In North America, the film is set to be released day-and-date in theaters and premium video-on-demand on May 7, 2021, and Netflix.Read more on hollywoodreporter.com