Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo are in talks with Disney to produce ‘The Water Man. ‘
Written by newbie writer Emma Needell, the is a magical family drama about a precocious young boy Gunner who, in order to save his ill mother, runs away from home to find a mythic/legendary character called The Water Man, who has been rumored to be able to cheat death, Deadline.com has reported.
Oyelowo would star in the project as well, playing the young man’s father who slowly comes to understand his son. The individual described the script’s elevator pitch as ‘Stand By Me’ with an ‘E.T.’ vibe.