Rlje Films and Netflix Pick Up David Oyelowo’s Feature Directorial Debut ‘The Water Man’

David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut “The Water Man” has acquired worldwide distribution.

Rlje Films will distribute the film in North America, with Netflix handling the rest of the worldwide rollout.Rlje, a business unit of AMC Networks, plans to release the project day-and-date in theaters and on PVOD on May 7, 2021, with Netflix set to release the film internationally later in 2021.“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 announcing the acquisition.

“To be able to share my directorial debut, ‘The Water Man,’ with the world through the hands of Rlje Films and Netflix is a dream come true for me.”“The Water Man” follows a young boy named Gunner (“This Is Us” star Lonnie Chavis) as he sets out on a quest

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