Director Ava DuVernay continues to make history as she will be“the first black woman to make a $100 million movie with Disney’s live-action adaptation of Madeline L’Engle‘s 1962 novel A Wrinkle in Time.” It is unheard of for a female director to work with a film budget over $100 million as it has only happened four times prior; Kathryn Bigelow (K-19: The Widowmaker/2002), Lana Wachowski (Cloud Atlas/2012 & Jupiter Ascending/2015) & Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman/2017).
On Wednesday morning (7/13), Entertainment Weekly dropped some new official photos from the set of A Wrinkle in Time co-starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pena, Zach Galifianakis, Levi Miller, Andre Holland, and Deric McCabe. In A Wrinkle in Time, Meg (Storm Reid) goes on a quest to find her missing father, a government scientist who was working on a top secret project involving an inter-dimensional tesseract. Joining Meg on her journey are three supernatural beings: Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon).
This will mark the second time that A Wrinkle in Time has been adapted into a film. In 2003 a television film was produced that aired in the United States on May 10, 2004, on ABC. 2018’s adaption will arrive in theaters on March 9, 2018.
In 2014, Ava DuVernay became the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award & an Oscar for the Academy Award for Best Picture for her work on Selma. It was reported on July 6 that Ava is set to write and direct an upcoming miniseries for Netflix based on the Central Park Five.