Candyman’s Nia DaCosta Adapting The Water Dancer

Having loved success together with her first massive studio movie in Candyman and following that up with the big, incoming The Marvels, director Nia DaCosta is trying to return to barely smaller filmmaking with an adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ acclaimed 2019 debut novel The Water Dancer.

MGM is backing the film alongside Oprah Winfrey, who was an early champion by way of her Oprah’s E-book Membership alternatives.

Coates’ New York Occasions bestseller follows Younger Hiram Walker, who was born into bondage. As a baby, he loses his mom and over time loses all reminiscence of her. Now a younger man, Hiram virtually drowns when he crashes a carriage right into a river, however is saved from the depths by a mysterious energy he by no means realized he had and struggles to grasp.

The author will adapt his personal work for the display screen, whereas Brad Pitt’s Plan B firm can also be aboard.

As for The Marvels, the Captain Marvel sequel is due out in February subsequent yr.

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