Actor David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut, The Water Man, is coming to Netflix later this year. The movie follows a boy called Gunner (played by This is Us actor Lonnie Chavis) who sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson). He joins forces with a mysterious local girl (Amiah Miller) to go in search of the Water Man, a mythical figure who holds the key to immortality. However, their journey soon becomes dangerous, and their only hope for rescue is Gunner's father (Oyelowo). Alfred Molina and Maria Bello also star. "While in some ways this film is a father and son story, at its core it's also a love letter to mothers everywhere and is dedicated to my own," Oyelowo said in a statement. The movie premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2020. At the time, Oyelowo told Variety : "The film is partly inspired by [the] films I grew up loving, like E.T. A lot of them directed by the amazing Steven Spielberg. But the truth of the matter is I didn't see myself in those movies even though I related to those characters. So one of the amazing things for me is getting… Read full this story
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