In the story of THE WATER MAN, Gunner Boone moves to a tiny rural town from the big city with his mother and father, in the hope that his sick mother will fare better there. Unfortunately, his mother gets worse. Through a local girl named Jo, Gunner discovers the local legend of “The Water Man,” who is said to live deep in the woods and has the gift of cheating death.
May 7, 2021, you can follow Gunner and Jo as they set out to find him and their adventure begins. THE WATER MAN is a story about how far a heroic young boy will go to save his mother. It’s about sacrificial love, hope, and overcoming adversity.
Director David Oyelowo said he grew up loving family films that had adventure, fantasy, and jeopardy while never patronizing their young protagonists. “As a father to four children, I want to share films with my kids that both entertain and equip them for the highs and lows that lie ahead. I relish watching films with them that both transport our family to a different world and then leave us having meaningful conversations. I love films that do that, so I set out to make one for them, other families, and, hopefully, the whole world!”
The Water Man in theaters May 7, 2021, watch the new trailer now!
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About The Water Man
Gunner (Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Miller), they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest—but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them and in the process will discover who his son really is.
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello
Directed By: David Oyelowo
Screenplay By: Emma Needell
Rated: PG for thematic content, scary images, peril, and some language
Running Time: 92 Minutes