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‘The Water Man’ Trailer: David Oyelowo Crafts A Spielbergian Fantasy In His Directorial Debut

“The Water Man” marks his directorial debut and stars David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Rosario Dawson (“Sin City,” “Rent”), Lonnie Chavis (“This Is Us”), Amiah Miller (“War for the Planet of the Apes”), Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2”), and Maria Bello (“NCIS”). Harpo Films produced the film, with Oprah Winfrey serving as an Executive Producer. Considering the serious […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Biopic ‘Greek Freak’ Casts Newcomer Uche Agada as Young NBA Star

The Disney+ film “Greek Freak” has found its lead to play a young Giannis Antetokounmpo, newcomer Uche Agada.Agada will play the Greek Freak himself, NBA and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, in a film about Antetokounmpo’s life and his family about how they lifted themselves out of poverty as undocumented immigrants in Greece.Also joining the […]

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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 […]

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ASCAP’s Virtual Sundance Cafe to Host Sparks/Edgar Wright Discussion, Sets by Mikel Jollette and Darlingside, and More

A conversation between the rock group Sparks and the filmmaker who has made a movie about them, Edgar Wright, is be one of the standout draws of this year’s Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe, which, along with the host festival itself, has moved off Park City’s Main Street and online for 2021.Wright’s documentary “The Sparks Brothers,” […]

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Michael Cera, Maya Erskine & Michael Angarano To Star In Road Trip Movie ‘Sacramento’ — AFM

Exclusive: Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Maya Erskine (Pen 15) and Michael Angarano (This Is Us) are set to star in road trip movie Sacramento, which Angarano will also direct.Due to shoot early next year, the film will follow Rickey, an energetic and free-spirited young man who convinces Glenn, his long-time friend who’s settled into domestic […]

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‘This Is Us’ Review: Season 5 Premiere Demonstrates How Returning TV Can Incorporate Covid

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “This Is Us” Season 5, Episode 1 and Episode 2, “Forty.”]Sometimes the simplest sentiments carry the greatest impact. In the Season 5 premiere of “This Is Us” — a dense two hours of pre-planned drama adjusted to include two of 2020’s worst tragedies — six words carry […]

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Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami,’ Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Human Voice’ Added to Venice Lineup

Regina King’s directorial debut “One Night in Miami” and Pedro Almodovar’s Jean Cocteau adaptation “The Human Voice,” starring Tilda Swinton, have been added to the lineup of the Venice Film Festival’s upcoming 77th edition.Both additions will screen out-of-competition.“One Night in Miami,” to which Amazon Studios recently acquired worldwide rights, takes place in 1964 and follows […]

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