‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay to Adapt “A Wrinkle in Time” For the Big Screen

(Araya Diaz/WireImage)
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Ava DuVernay is set to direct Disney’s film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, EW has confirmed.

The 1963 time travel fantasy book by Madeleine L’Engle was adapted into a TV movie in 2003, but this will be its first feature film adaptation. The story follows the Murry family, whose father goes missing while working on a mysterious tesseract, prompting his children to follow him across space and time. The movie’s script was penned by Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee.

DuVernay, who helmed 2014’s acclaimed Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma, is also currently in talks for the sci-fi film Intelligent Life with Lupita Nyong’o, in addition to her work on the upcoming OWN series Queen Sugar.

Deadline was the first to report the news.

SOURCE: EW – Christian Holub