American talk show host Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood star Brad Pitt are teaming up to produce a film-adaptation of ‘The Water Dancer’, the best-selling novel for MGM. As Variety reported, Winfrey’s Harpo Films and Pitt’s plan will work with B. Kamilla Forbes, who is the executive producer of the Apollo Theater. Stay tuned: Kush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Amage to Star in Netflix’s Series Adaptation of a Bestelling Novel
Forbes recently directed Coats’ Between the World and Me, as well as a theatrical adaptation of the upcoming HBO adaptation. In 2014, Oscar-nominated film Selma collaborated with Plan B and Harpo Films. Coats has adapted the novel for the screen. ‘The Water Dancer’ follows Hiram Walker, who was born a slave and lost his mother at an early age. After nearly drowning by dropping a car into the river, Hiram realizes that he has a mysterious power associated with long-lost memories of his mother, and struggles to understand her. Good in Bed: Mindy Kaling for Star and Jennifer Weiner’s film adaptation for HBO Max’s best-selling novel
As reported by Variety, Michael De Luca, president of MGM’s film group and Pamela Abdi, president of MGM’s film group, said in a statement, “In Ta-Nehasi’s first fiction novel at its heart, Hiram Walker has a beautiful Is the character, whose personal odyssey is supernatural and weave. Spiritual, with the terrible reality of isolation forced by enslaved people and their families over the centuries. Hiram’s story is one of devotion to the people he loves Is, and he travels to bring them along.
All of us at MGM are incredibly honored to have joined Ta-Nehasi, Kamila, Plan B and Harpo Films to bring this film on screen. “Coates said:” I am honored to work with Harpo, Plan B and my old friend Kamila Forbes. We all believe that MGM is the best home for this adaptation and look forward to bringing it to life. “(ANI)
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