why Ava DuVernay turned down Black Panther

It took a little while for Disney to really get going on A Wrinkle in Time, but things have been moving along at a much faster clip since Ava DuVernay was hired to direct in February. Shooting is underway in Los Angeles as of two weeks ago, and now the fantasy feature has an official release date as well. Get more details below, and watch a video from the set. Read More »

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Ant-Man costar Michael Peña has officially joined the cast of Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Hit the jump to learn more information about the Michael Pena A Wrinkle In Time Casting.

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The cast for director Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle in Time adaptation keeps getting better and better. The film is already set to star Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and in the lead role, Storm Reid. A few more additions to the cast have been announced, including Zach Galifianakis, who we most recently saw in Keeping Up with the Joneses. Below, learn more about the Zach Galifianakis A Wrinkle in Time casting.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pine and Leonardo DiCaprio

Three of Hollywood’s prettiest faces just landed three new projects in this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Jennifer Lawrence will play a jazz icon
  • Leonardo DiCaprio will help create some of rock’s biggest stars
  • Chris Pine will get lost in time

Find out more about these casting updates after the jump. Read More »

Gugu Mbatha Raw A Wrinkle in Time cast

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is the newest actor to board Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time adaptation. The actress delivered great, emotional breakout performances in Belle and Beyond the Lights. Since those dramas hit theaters, we’ve seen Mbatha-Raw in ConcussionFree State of JonesThe Whole Truth, and a personal favorite of our own Angie Han, Jupiter Ascending. The actress is now set to play Mrs. Murry in DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle‘s classic fantasy novel.

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

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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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