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    Nia DaCosta to Helm Ta-Nehisi Coates Adaptation “The Water Dancer”

    Nia DaCosta has one other excessive profile mission within the pipeline. The “Little Woods” breakout dropped a religious sequel to “Candyman” final yr and is at the moment in post-production on “The Marvels,” a follow-up to Brie Larson blockbuster “Captain Marvel.” Now she’s signed on to direct MGM’s adaptation of a bestselling, critically acclaimed novel: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Water Dancer.” The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the information. Plan B, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Movies, and Maceo-Lyn are producing the pic.

    “The Water Dancer” tells the story of Hiram Walker, who was “born into bondage. When his mom was bought away, Hiram was robbed of all reminiscence of her — however was gifted with a mysterious energy. Years later, when Hiram virtually drowns in a river, that very same energy saves his life. This brush with loss of life births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to flee from the one dwelling he’s ever recognized,” the e book’s synopsis teases.

    DaCosta made her function debut with 2018’s “Little Woods,” a drama that noticed Tessa Thompson and Lily James taking part in estranged sisters. With “Candyman,” she turned the primary Black lady filmmaker to open a film at No. 1 on the home field workplace.

    Requested what recommendation she’d give different ladies administrators, DaCosta advised us, “Write, write, write. Encompass your self with wonderful, proficient, and good individuals.”

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