The Water Dancer

Director: Kamilah Forbes

Writer(s): Ta-Nehisi Coates (novel)

Starring: Unknown

Synopsis: “The Water Dancer” is a surrealist story that unfolds in the pre–Civil War South. It follows Hiram Walker, born into slavery, who lost his mother as a child and over time loses all memory of her. As a young man, Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but he’s saved from the depths by a mysterious power he never realized he had and struggles to understand.

Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi | MPAA Rating: Unknown | Note(s): Original announcement. Oprah Winfrey, Maceo-Lyn (Kamilah Forbes, Kenyatta Matthews and Ta-Nehisi Coates). Kamilah Forbes was originally set to direct this film.