EXCLUSIVE: A number of Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Emmy-nominated actor, producer and director David Oyelowo and his spouse, actress, author and producer, Jessica Oyelowo, have signed a two-year first-look cope with Walt Disney Photos for characteristic size movies throughout all platforms on the studio.
The Oyelowos will produce by means of their Yoruba Saxon banner, which is targeted on creating values-based content material for all quadrants, with an intention to shift the tradition and shade outdoors the traces.
Yoruba Saxon’s most up-to-date movie and sixth is the upcoming household journey, The Water Man, which marks David’s characteristic size directorial debut, through which he stars and likewise options Jessica. The Water Man follows a boy who units out on a quest to save lots of his ailing mom by looking for a mythic determine mentioned to have magical therapeutic powers. Rosario Dawson, Maria Bello and Alfred Molina additionally star. The pic initially made its world premiere at TIFF final September. RLJE Movies is releasing the pic on Could 7. ShivHans Photos and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Movies are producers. Beneath is a trailer:
New Hollywood Podcast: David Oyelowo Talks The Fantasy And Inclusivity Of His Function Directorial Debut ‘The Water Man’
Disney’s reside motion movie division first labored with Oyelowo on 2016’s Mira Nair-directed biographical drama Queen of Katwe, through which the actor co-starred with Lupita Nyong’o.
“We’re excited to be working with David and Jessica Oyelowo who convey unimaginable thoughtfulness, a powerful and wide-ranging skillset as filmmakers, and deep trade relationships to every mission they contact. We noticed firsthand David’s significant contributions to Queen of Katwe and have admired the movies Yoruba Saxon have produced to date. We stay up for collaborating on partaking new tales with the group at Yoruba Saxon,” mentioned Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Movement Image Manufacturing.
“The affect of Disney’s movies on Jess and I as each mother and father and lifelong film followers can’t be overstated. Sean Bailey and Vanessa Morrison have an unimaginable monitor document of crafting high-quality movies and that’s precisely what we hope to do alongside them and the Movement Image Group at Disney. We’re actually relishing the chance to collaborate with probably the most iconic model in leisure,” mentioned David Oyelowo.
Yoruba Saxon’s earlier movie and TV productions embrace Relativity Media’s Come Away, Searchlight’s A United Kingdom, Paramount’s Captive, FilmRise’s 5 Nights in Maine, HBO’s Nightingale, the upcoming Bron Studios’ title Solitary and Disney+’s First Gen.
Oyelowo can subsequent be seen in Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and Searchlight’s untitled Homicide Thriller reverse Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell. He’s at the moment in manufacturing on the HBO Max/BBC One psychological thriller restricted sequence The Woman Earlier than, through which he stars with Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked.
His characteristic credit embrace A United Kingdom, Selma, Interstellar, Midnight Sky, A Most Violent Yr, Captive, The Butler, Lincoln, Don’t Let Go, The Center of Nowhere, Jack Reacher, The Paperboy, Purple Tails, The Assist and The Final King of Scotland. Oyelowo acquired Golden Globe noms for Selma within the Greatest Actor class for his flip as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Actor in a Restricted Sequence/TV Film for Nightingale in 2016. He acquired two Primetime Emmy noms for Nightingale within the Excellent TV Film and Lead Actor Restricted Sequence/TV Film slots. He acquired a BAFTA TV award Greatest Actor nomination for Small Island.
Yoruba Saxon is repped by CAA, and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.