Production has officially began on Ava DuVernay’s Disney adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. This will be DuVernay’s first narrative feature since her award winning Martin Luther King Jr. drama, Selma. This film makes DuVernay the first African American woman to helm a live-action feature with a budget over $100 million.
A Wrinkle In Time revolves around a young girl whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a ‘tesseract,’ which involves being transported to a fifth dimension with mysterious inhabited planets. She takes part in a search for her father and sees some incredible creatures along the way. Winfrey will play the role of Mrs. Which, the most mysterious of the three unusual beings who arrive to help Meg and Charles Wallace find their missing father.
The all-star cast includes:
- Storm Reed as Meg Murry
- Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which
- Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit
- Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who
- Chris Pine as Mr. Murry
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry
- Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium
- André Holland as Principal Jenkins
- Levi Miller as Calvin
- Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace
- Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, and Will McCormack
The script was penned by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee, and Tobias A. Schliessler (Dreamgirls) will serve as the director of photography. The team also includes production designer Naomi Shohan (American Beauty), costume designer Paco Delgado (The Danish Girl), and visual effects supervisor Rich McBride (Gravity).
Production on A Wrinkle in Time will primarily take place in Los Angeles, with two weeks of filming scheduled for New Zealand to capture the fantastical worlds of the film. We look forward to the evolution of DuVernay’s interpretation of this adaptation!