February 23, 2016


'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Will Adapt 'A Wrinkle in Time' for Disney

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Ava DuVernay, the visionary director behind Selma and Middle of Nowhere, has signed on for Disney's adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic 1963 novel A Wrinkle in Time. Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen) is writing the script. "She impressed Disney executives with her take on the project," Variety writes, "which emphasizes a strong female-driven narrative and creatively approaches the science fiction and world-building elements of the book."

The book's about a brother and sister traveling through time and space as they try to find their missing scientist father. A Wrinkle in Time TV movie aired on ABC in 2004; it became a graphic novel in 2012.

Earlier this month, Ava DuVernay was eyeing a sci-fi thriller called Intelligent Life; Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to star. The script's by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. 

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