David Oyelowo Relied on His Wife to Help Him with His Directorial Debut The Water Man: First Look!

For the film, Oyelowo reunited with his frequent collaborator and close friend, Oprah Winfrey. The pair acted alongside each other in both The Butler and Selma, the latter of which she also produced. On The Water Man, Winfrey serves as executive producer.

"From the moment I met her, she's just been a huge advocate of mine and a big believer in me. It's why she came alongside me," says Oyelowo. "When I talked to Oprah about wanting to direct this, she's just someone who is never failing in her support of me. And so it was a very natural thing for her to come onboard to produce with her company. She's just a perpetual source of support for me. And that is something I don't take lightly."

The Water Man is currently in post-production and will be released at a later date.

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