Ava DuVernay will sit in the director’s chair for Disney‘s adaptation of the classic fantasy novel, A WRINKLE IN TIME. The young adult novel was written by Madeleine L’Engle and was the recipient of the Newbery Medal in 1963.
A Wrinkle in Time combines elements of sci-fi and fantasy as it follows Meg Murry, a young girl who learns that her government scientist father has gone missing. She finds out he was working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. This leads to an adventurous search through a fifth dimension of mysterious planets inhabited by creatures she has never seen before.
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed the uber-successful Frozen, wrote the script for the film. DuVernay was approached to direct the film earlier this month. This was one of many projects that have been offered to the high-in-demand publicist-turned-director.
DuVernay has recently been in negotiations to direct Intelligent Life, another sci-fi project written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and starring Lupita Nyong’o. She is also developing the TV series, Queen Sugar with Oprah Winfrey. Last year, she directed the critically acclaimed Selma, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and put DuVernay on the mainstream radar as one of Hollywood’s most buzzed-about directors.
She is repped by CAA.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer