Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt team up for adaptation of 'The Water Dancer'
'The Water Dancer' is writer Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling novel.
American talk show host Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood star Brad Pitt are teaming up to produce a film adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling novel The Water Dancer for MGM.
As reported by Variety, Winfrey’s Harpo Films and Pitt’s Plan B will produce alongside Kamilah Forbes. Forbes recently directed the theatrical adaptation of Coates’ Between the World and Me, as well as the upcoming HBO adaptation.
The Water Dancer follows Hiram Walker, who was born enslaved and lost his mother at a young age. After almost drowning from crashing a carriage into a river, Hiram discovers that he has a mysterious power related to long-lost memories of his mother, and struggles to understand it.
Coates said: “I’m honoured to be working with Harpo, Plan B and my old friend Kamilah Forbes. We all believe that MGM is the best home for this adaptation and look forward to bringing it to life.”