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Selma's Ava DuVernay to direct A Wrinkle in Time for Disney

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Ava DuVernay is certainly making her way up in the cinematic world! From former publicist to having directed the Academy Award-winning film SELMA, DuVernay is now working with Disney and FROZEN writer Jennifer Lee to bring Madeleine L’Engle's novel, "A Wrinkle in Time," to life. The book, published back in 1963, follows a young girl, Meg Murry, whose scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. Given that it's Disney, does that mean this ties into the MCU?

While I'm not familiar with the book (never got around to it on my classroom reading list), I do like the fact that Disney is willing to "smaller directors" a shot at directing fantasy-based films. It doesn't always work out, but it's hard to argue with the numbers that Joss Whedon and Colin Trevorrow have brought properties like THE AVENGERS and JURASSIC WORLD, respectively. With that said, are we thinking David Oyelowo for the role of Meg? What? He's got range!

Source: Deadline

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7:38PM on 02/23/2016

Tesseract Isn't Exclusive To Marvel

The first time I recall the term 'tesseract' was in the Robert Heinlein short story 'And He Built A Crooked House', originally published in 1941. A lot of writers have picked up on the term from that and other writings predating the current MCU and plethora of films tossing the term around.
The first time I recall the term 'tesseract' was in the Robert Heinlein short story 'And He Built A Crooked House', originally published in 1941. A lot of writers have picked up on the term from that and other writings predating the current MCU and plethora of films tossing the term around.
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3:23PM on 02/23/2016

Wait, what?

I'm excited for this as long as it's not connected to the horrible Marvel Cinematic Universe of course, but David Oyelowo is a guy! Why suggest him as the leading lady? :0
I'm excited for this as long as it's not connected to the horrible Marvel Cinematic Universe of course, but David Oyelowo is a guy! Why suggest him as the leading lady? :0
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2:56PM on 02/23/2016

That was a no-brainer

Direct an adaptation of a classic novel with one of the hottest scriptwriters in Hollywood? It doesn't get much more A-list than that. I'm not surprised Ava DuVerney went that route.

If the Mouse House stays out of their way, this movie could be something special. I liked the book back when I read it (okay, I was eight at the time!) and it is considered a literary classic.

Considering the three major characters are either children or in their teens, they'll be casting unknowns
Direct an adaptation of a classic novel with one of the hottest scriptwriters in Hollywood? It doesn't get much more A-list than that. I'm not surprised Ava DuVerney went that route.

If the Mouse House stays out of their way, this movie could be something special. I liked the book back when I read it (okay, I was eight at the time!) and it is considered a literary classic.

Considering the three major characters are either children or in their teens, they'll be casting unknowns there. I'd like to see Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders as Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, and Maggie Smith as Mrs. Which.
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