In the upcoming movie, David Oyelowo doubles as both the producer of the movie and the lead actor. He took to Instagram to share details about the movie, writing; “First Look image for my directorial debut THE WATER MAN. COMING SOON! Thanks”
That’s not all as Ric Hassani will also be providing the music for the movie. He shared this in a tweet, writing: “God’s faithfulness. I created the music for David Oyelowo’s new movie. Isn’t that incredible?”
God's faithfulness. I created the music for David Oyelowo's new movie. Isn't that incredible? pic.twitter.com/BQaIYvRFWT
— Ric Hassani (@RicHassani) July 29, 2020
The film follows Amos, father to Gunner, a young boy who embarks on a journey with a local misfit Jo to try and save his ill mother. As Gunner sets out to find the Water Man, who has been said to have the power to cheat death, Amos goes out in search of his son.
Talking about the film, David Oyelowo told People:
“It’s a story about love and the things we’re prepared to do for love. I was just so touched by the idea of a son wanting to do everything he can to save his mother. The film is also very akin to the kind of films I loved growing up, the kind of films Steven Spielberg made, or films like The Goonies and Gremlins and Stand By Me.”