In accordance with Term, Candyman Director Nia DaCosta has signed a contract with MGM to direct the upcoming film adaptation of MGM’s novel. water dancer, based on the 2019 best-selling debut novel of the same name by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The project was created by producers Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt.
DaCosta first gained recognition with her acclaimed feature-length directorial debut. Little Woods, which starred Tessa Thompson and Lily James. Last year she delivered her first major project in the form Candyman remake co-written and produced by Jordan Peele. Her other upcoming project will be her biggest to date as she is currently filming the upcoming MCU movie from Marvel Studios. Wondersstarring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani.
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The action takes place in the south before the Civil War. water dancer centered around Hiram Walker. Born into slavery, Hiram has an amazing photographic memory despite not remembering his mother who abandoned him when he was young. After nearly drowning in a car accident, he discovers he has superhuman abilities that were suddenly triggered by his strong memories of his mother. Trying to understand this power, he becomes a member of the Underground Railroad and meets several historical figures.
The film adaptation was also written by Coates. Published in 2019, the novel became an instant hit and New York Times fiction bestseller list. It also aired on Oprah Winfrey’s Apple TV+. Oprah Book Club where the billionaire talk show host called it one of the best books she had ever read in her entire life.
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water dancer will also produce Camila Forbes, who worked with Coates on the theatrical event Between the world and me. Winfrey and Pitt are set to produce films through their Harpo Films and Plan B banners, respectively. This is the second collaboration between Harpo and Plan B, who first worked on the 2014 film. selma.