Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wrinkle In Time’ Casts Its Lead

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After an extensive search, The Walt Disney Studios has announced that they have cast the lead role in director Ava DuVernay‘s live-action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s science fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time. Learn the details after the jump.

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A Wrinkle in Time cast

Starting this Fall, Ava DuVernay (Selma) will start shooting her biggest film to date. The filmmaker’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle‘s classic fantasy novel already has Oprah Winfrey on board to play Mrs. Which, and Winfrey may soon be accompanied by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild).

Below, learn more about the A Wrinkle in Time cast.

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why Ava DuVernay turned down Black Panther

For a brief spell in 2015, it looked like Ava DuVernay could join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She was looking for a follow-up to Selma, Marvel Studios was looking for a black director to make Black Panther, and the two sides sat down to see if they could work something out. Unfortunately, they couldn’t (the job eventually went to Creed‘s Ryan Coogler, another excellent choice), but now Disney’s found another way to bring her into the greater Mouse House family.

DuVernay has been set to direct the science fantasy adventure A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L’Engle‘s beloved 1963 novel. The project has a script by Jennifer Lee, the screenwriter and co-director of FrozenRead More »

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With Selma, Ava DuVernay went from a Sundance darling to one of the busiest and most sought-after filmmakers in Hollywood. She flirted with and then turned down Marvel’s Black Panther, she made plans to reunite with Selma star David Oyelowo for a Hurricane Katrina drama, and she got to work developing the drama Queen Sugar for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.

What she hasn’t done, however, is announced her next feature film. And as of now, a couple of different genre projects are vying to be it. DuVernay is reportedly being courted for both Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and Amblin’s Intelligent Life. The former is an adaptation of the childhood classic by Madeleine L’Engle, and the latter is a sci-fi thriller scripted by Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

UPDATE: Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks for Intelligent Life, and DuVernay should receive a formal offer in short order. More details below. Read More »

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Another childhood classic is making its way to the big screen. Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee is set to adapt A Wrinkle in Time, the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle. It’s a big step forward for the Disney project, which has been in development since 2010. Hit the jump for more details.

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Film in Development Based on A Wrinkle in Time

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You’ve probably read Madeleine L’Engle‘s young adult novel A Wrinkle in Time. You might also have seen the 2004 TV adaptation which, as L’Engle reviewed, really wasn’t very good at all. Now a group is having a go at a feature adaptation, spearheaded by producer Cary Granat. (Who, you may recall, is also behind the 3D adaptation of the Book of Genesis we recently covered.)

Can a feature version of L’Engle’s story work? Read More »

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