M. Night Shyamalan is at it again with Lady in the Water. This story seems a bit more of a fantasy than his previous outings, which include The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs and The Village.
An apartment building super named Cleveland Heep (played by Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti) rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. He soon discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story, whose been trying to make the journey back to home. He rallies the building’s tenants to protect his new friend from creatures that are determined to keep her in this world. Other stars include Bryce Dallas Howard (The Lady), Bob Balaban, J. Bloomrosen (The Divorced Man), Cindy Cheung, Sarita Choudury, Jared Harris, Jeremy Howard, Mary Beth Hurt, Bill Irwin Carla Jimenez (one of Perez de la Torre’s Daughter), Natasha Perez (one of Perez de La Torre’s Daughter), Joseph D. Reitman, Freddy Rodriguez, M. Night Shyamalan, Brian Steele and Jeffrey Wright.
Lady in the Water is due on U.S. shores on July 21, 2006.
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