As card-carrying members of the Ava DuVernay fan club you can imagine how thrilled we were to hear that the critically acclaimed director behind Selma and 13th has been handed a $100 million budget to produce Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time?

The big budget film also boasts having the iconic Oprah Winfrey on its cast list, alongside Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.

Wrinkle in Time

Ava DuVernay
Image Credit: AvaDuVernay.com

Based on the 1963 science fiction book by American writer Madeleine L’Engle, the movie won’t hit cinema screens until 9 March 2018, but we can wait for what we’re sure will be a visual masterpiece.

The film is about Meg Murry (played by newcomer Storm Reid), a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O’Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.

When asked about the film, Ava told the Hollywood Reporter, “I saw myself in it, and I saw so many different kinds of people in it.”

“A family story wrapped in an epic adventure where you see worlds you’ve never seen before.”

On the film’s diverse cast, she said she wanted to assemble a group of people “that looked like you, that looked like the real world.”

View the exciting trailer below

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