David Oyelowo’s "The Water Man"
David Oyelowo’s “The Water Man”

RLJE Films has released the official trailer for David Oyelowo’s directorial debut, the mystical adventure film The Water Man, also starring Oyelowo, along with Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina, and Maria Bello. The film opens in theaters on May 7th.

In The Water Man, Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) and his mother (Rosario Dawson) share a special bond, but when his mom’s illness worsens, he disappears into stacks of books on both science and the supernatural in search of possible cures. After learning about the mythic Water Man, who may carry the secret to everlasting life, Gunner and his rebellious friend Jo (Amiah Miller) go on a quest into the Water Man’s mysterious forest.  Facing challenges and dangers they never imagined, the friends’ hope for rescue lies with Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who must immerse himself in his son’s world to follow the clues that will lead him to the kids and put his family back together.

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