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The Kids Are Given a Mission in New ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Trailer

The Kids Are Given a Mission in New ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Trailer
Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” as well as four first look photos.

The trailer depicts even more of the strange worlds that Meg Murray (Storm Reid), her younger brother Charles Wallace Murray (Deric McCabe), and school friend Calvin O’Keefe (Levi Miller) enter after Charles Wallance and Meg’s father (Chris Pine) mysteriously disappears. Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon also make appearances as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Whatsit. The Mrs. Ws narrate the trailer, explaining that they think the Murrays’ father is still alive, and that it’s up to the children to save him and potentially the world.

A Wrinkle in Time” is the first book in L’Engle’s “Time Quartet” series that also includes “A Wind in the Door,” “Many Waters” and “A Swiftly Tilting Planet.”

Ava DuVernay is directing the film from an screenplay
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New ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Trailer Shows Impressive Effects, Grand Scale

Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming adventure film A Wrinkle in Time, and this movie looks big. Based on the beloved Madeleine L’Engle book of the same name, the film follows a young girl (Storm Reid) who goes in search of her father via interdimensional travel. Oscar-nominated Selma and 13th filmmaker Ava DuVernay directs from a script by Frozen co-writer/co-director Jennifer Lee, and this new trailer offers a showcase of the film’s grand, fantastical visual effects while revealing a bit more of the story—which involves three “celestials” played by Oprah
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Make A Fantastic Voyage In New Trailer For Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love.

Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Watch the brand new warrior trailer from Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which debuted on the “American Music Awards”.

Directed by Emmy(R) winner and Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon,
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A Wrinkle in Time Poster Travels Across Dimensions of Time and Space

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A Wrinkle in Time Poster Travels Across Dimensions of Time and Space
Disney has released a brand new poster for A Wrinkle in Time, featuring a new look at these iconic characters. This poster will get fans ready for a brand new Wrinkle in Time trailer, which will debut during the American Music Awards this Sunday at 8/7c on ABC. It's been just over five months since the first trailer debuted during Disney's D23 Expo, so we'll have to wait and see just how much more footage is featured in this new trailer.

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney's A Wrinkle in Time, an epic adventure based on Madeleine L'Engle's timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl's transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one's individuality and that the best way to triumph
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Spoiler-Happy Josh Gad Isn't Allowed to Read Full Frozen 2 Script

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Disney's highly-anticipated sequel Frozen 2 started production at the end of September, with star Josh Gad sending out the first Frozen 2 photo from the recording booth, along with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, along with producer Peter Del Vecho. There haven't been an updates since then, but with Josh Gad promoting his new film Murder on the Orient Express, the actor revealed an interesting tidbit of information in a new interview, revealing that Disney has kept the full sequel script from him. Here's what he had to say below.

"I don't want to spoil anything but Olaf only lasts for the first act. I'm kidding. Disney has kept all of it from me. They're gonna give me pieces of dialogue out of context because I have a big mouth."

While Frozen 2 is still more than two years out, fans will get to see their favorite Frozen characters
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Kristen Bell Teases New Characters To Come In Frozen 2

It’s often said that Disney’s having a second renaissance period when it comes to its animated movies, as just about every one they release is welcomed with critical acclaim and big box office numbers. But while the likes of Moana, Zootopia and Big Hero 6 have all done extremely well, one film still trumps them. Of course, we’re talking about Frozen, and while it may already be four years since it first thawed the hearts of Disney lovers everywhere, it’s still just as massive a part of pop culture as ever.

Set to arrive in 2019, Frozen 2 has a lot to live up to, but one of its stars has high hopes that people will love it just as much as the first film. While chatting with Cinema Blend, Kristen Bell – who voices protagonist Anna, princess of Arrendale and the sister of ice queen Elsa – teased
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Josh Gad Says Frozen 2 Will Be Worth The Wait

When Frozen arrived in cinemas in 2013, its quick progression from hit movie to global phenomenon took many by surprise. As it turned out, the world clearly needed a story of sisters helping each other, and friends working together for the benefit of their community. Its global box office take of $1.3 billion earned it a spot in the top ten highest grossing films of all time – ninth, to be exact – and made the prospect of a sequel inevitable. However, there’s been little in the way of news or fanfare around Frozen 2 – until now.

Returning cast member Josh Gad – who plays snowman Olaf – has Tweeted a photograph taken as he began recording lines for the developing sequel:

It’s such a joy 2 back in the booth after this journey began 5 long years ago. The creative team has come up with a story worth the wait #F2 pic.twitter.com/RGYK
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Wrinkle in Time Gets Game of Thrones Composer

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Wrinkle in Time Gets Game of Thrones Composer
Disney's adaptation A Wrinkle in Time is shaping up to be one of next year's most highly-anticipated films, as fans wait for the next batch of footage following the first A Wrinkle in Time trailer that dropped at the D23 Expo back in July. There has been no confirmation as to when the next footage may arrive, but director Ava DuVernay just recently dropped an interesting piece of news on social media, confirming that Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi has come aboard to do the score. The director included a photo of herself alongside the composer in the editing bay, where fans can get a new glimpse of Storm Reid's pivotal character Meg Murry.

The director revealed on social media that she has "listened to his music for years and swooned," before confirming that he will compose the score for A Wrinkle in Time. It's possible that the
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Frozen 2 Voice Cast Begins Recording

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We haven't heard much on Disney's highly-anticipated Frozen 2 for a few months, ever since Frozen 2 cast members Kristen Bell and Josh Gad reunited at the D23 Expo, where they sang a brand new song for fans. We still have more than two years until the animated sequel hits theaters in November 2019, but now we have word that Josh Gad has started his voice recording for the sequel. Here's what the actor had to say in a social media post.

"Nothing is more exciting than getting back in the booth with this incredible team. Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez along with John Lasseter and the amazing people at @disneyanimation have created a story that carries on the incredible legacy of the original Frozen and continues to build and expand on the characters and themes in new and exciting ways. Unfortunately, that's all
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Theater’s Most Anticipated, Star-Studded Shows of the Fall Season

Theater’s Most Anticipated, Star-Studded Shows of the Fall Season
In addition to fall TV and a new slate of prestigious films, theater is gearing up for a new season, both on and Off-Broadway.

This year, there is no shortage of Hollywood star power -- ahem, the Broadway debuts of Amy Schumer and Uma Thurman, the return of Anna Camp and Clive Owen, and the Boss -- as well as anticipated new productions, must-see revivals and the redemption of director Julie Taymor. And the action is not limited to New York as two major musical adaptions get their feet wet with out of town tryouts.

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Disney’s global animated phenomenon is headed to the Broadway stage with a new musical from composers and lyricists RobertLopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and book writer Jennifer Lee in February 2018 after a limited engagement in Denver. The Snow Queen-inspired fairy tale and its Norwegian kingdom of Arendelle
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Jennifer Yuh Nelson to Helm “Bittersweet Life” Remake

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As we previously reported, “Kung Fu Panda 2” director Jennifer Yuh Nelson has begun to direct live-action work alongside her already-prestigious animation career. Now, per Deadline, Nelson will join forces with “Creed” star Michael B. Jordan, Fox, and production company 21 Laps to remake “A Bittersweet Life.”

Originally a Korean cult action flick, “The Bittersweet Life” follows a longtime mobster who becomes emotionally torn between his boss and the mistress he’s been ordered to kill. The newly Americanized version, which will star Jordan, will be a “high-concept, character-driven genre film with franchise potential.”

Nelson’s background is predominantly in animation as both a storyboard artist and director. Her directorial debut, “Kung Fu Panda 2,” and its successor, “Kung Fu Panda 3,” received Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Picture.

Alongside “Frozen” co-director Jennifer Lee, Nelson is one of very few women directors in animation. Even though women make up roughly 60 percent of college animation programs, they represent only about 20 percent of the creative workforce.

Nelson’s live-action adaptation of “The Darkest Minds” is still in production. Featuring Mandy Moore (“This is Us,” “Tangled”), Amandla Stenberg (“Everything, Everything”), and Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), the sci-fi thriller follows a group of supernatural children on the run from the government. It is expected to hit theaters in 2018.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson to Helm “Bittersweet Life” Remake was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Frozen’: Get Your First Look at Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Hans in Upcoming Musical Adaptation

‘Frozen’: Get Your First Look at Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Hans in Upcoming Musical Adaptation
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Frozen, Disney’s Oscar-winning animated movie about two young princesses, is headed for the stage in a musical adaptation set to debut on Broadway in February 2018.

Ahead of its long awaited debut, Disney Theatrical Productions has released the first official look at its stars in costume. Caissie Levy (Elsa), Patti Murin (Anna), Jelani Alladin (Kristoff) and John Riddle (Hans) are seen in designs by Tony winner Christopher Oram.

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Inspired by the animated film, composers and lyricists Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and book writer Jennifer Lee expand The Snow Queen-inspired fairy tale and its Norwegian kingdom of Arendelle to present a unique live experience for audiences. Lopez previously told Et the story “comes from a very personal, emotional place of what happens when a family is dealing with secrecy and shame and how you heal that.” As a result
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“Wonder Woman” Is Now the Top Female-Helmed Film at the Domestic Box Office

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Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” can add another accomplishment to its ever-growing list of milestones. As you might have heard, the superheroine pic surpassed the $400 million mark at the domestic global box office last week. As of yesterday, that number climbed to $402.2 million, per Box Office Mojo. In domestic earnings, that makes “Wonder Woman” the highest-earning film from a female director. “Frozen,” co-directed by Jennifer Lee, previously held the title with its $400.7 million domestic take.

Internationally, “Wonder Woman” has earned $797 million so far, trailing “Frozen’s” $1.28 billion. However, the film has surpassed “Kung Fu Panda 2's” $665.7 million global earnings. That means that Jenkins is now the top-grossing solo female director at the international box office, ousting “Kung Fu Panda 2's” Jennifer Yuh Nelson.

All this is in addition to the film’s numerous other achievements. Only a few weeks after its June 2 opening, “Wonder Woman” became the highest-grossing live-action film from a female director. Before that, Jenkins became the record-holder for the highest domestic opening for a woman director — topping the $85.1 million opening of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” in 2015 and the $69.6 million debut of Catherine Hardwicke’s “Twilight” in 2008.

Ten weeks into its theatrical run, “Wonder Woman” is still in the top 2o domestic films. It was the top-earner during its first two weekends in theaters and placed second in its two subsequent weekends. One of the reasons for its box office longevity? Women and moviegoers over age 50.

Wonder Woman’s” latest win can only bolster Warner Bros.’ Oscar campaign for the Gal Gadot-starrer. The studio has its sights set on “Wonder Woman” becoming the first comic-book film to receive a nod for Best Picture. Warner Bros. is also pushing for Jenkins to become the first director of a comic book movie to receive a nomination. No female directors have been nominated for Best Director since Kathryn Bigelow won for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010. She’s the first and only woman to ever take home the prize.

Wonder Woman” Is Now the Top Female-Helmed Film at the Domestic Box Office was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Studios Released Just 7 Films Directed By Women This Summer, and They Might Break the Billion-Dollar Mark

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Studios Released Just 7 Films Directed By Women This Summer, and They Might Break the Billion-Dollar Mark
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Thank Patty Jenkins — and then thank all the other wonder women who lit up this summer at the box office. This summer, studios released only seven films directed by women (that’s including speciality arms, and even a co-directed production), but the massive success of Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” is poised to push the total take of female-directed studio films over $1 billion.

Nothing sings quite like “a billion dollars” in Hollywood, but what’s even more heartening is the variety of films in this small group.

Wonder Woman” is the story of the summer, an $800 million superhero that established Jenkins’ supremacy as director of the highest-grossing live-action movie directed by a woman and reestablished the solvency of the creatively stifled Dceu. It also made plain just how desperate audiences are for female-focused blockbusters. The film stayed in
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Watch: Frozen Musical Gets Ready to Storm Broadway with First-Look Footage

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Watch: Frozen Musical Gets Ready to Storm Broadway with First-Look Footage
Disney’s hit 2013 animated movie Frozen is making the jump from the big screen to the stage — and from the first-look footage released Monday, it appears the cast and creators are pulling out all the stops!

The Broadway-bound stage adaptation is prepping its New York City bow with a two month out-of-town tryout at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts beginning Aug. 17.

In the video teaser above, audiences get the chance to go behind the curtain and glimpse into the rehearsal room — all while the creative team (including director Michael Grandage) teases fans on what to expect from the piece,
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'Frozen': Behind the Scenes of Disney's Broadway-Bound Musical

'Frozen': Behind the Scenes of Disney's Broadway-Bound Musical
Disney has released a behind-the-scenes look at its Broadway musical adaptation of Frozen — in summer!

The video features interviews with the creative team behind the new show and footage from inside the rehearsal room. It previews how the production expands upon and deepens the plot and themes of the hit 2013 movie. In fact, the production — with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, expanded from their film score; and a book by Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed the movie — includes more than twice as much music as the film.

Frozen stars Caissie Levy...
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Trailer Watch: Take an Epic Adventure with Oprah in Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time”

Storm Reid as Meg in “A Wrinkle in Time

“Your father has accomplished something extraordinary — also dangerous,” Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) tells Meg Murry (Storm Reid). “He’s trapped by a darkness that’s actively spreading throughout the universe. And the only one who can stop it is you.” So begins the main plot of Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Adapted by “Frozen’s” Jennifer Lee, “A Wrinkle in Time” is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 fantasy novel of the same name. As the new trailer establishes, the film is about Meg, whose scientist father (Chris Pine) has gone missing. After receiving a visit from the mystical Mrs. Which and her cohorts Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), Meg goes on a journey through time and space to save her father and the world.

“You’re going to be tested every step of the way. Trust nothing,” Mrs. Who warns Meg. “The only thing faster than light is the darkness.”

A Wrinkle in Time” is the third $100 million-pls movie to be directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” was the first) — and the first movie of its budget to be helmed by a black woman. DuVernay’s other credits include “Queen Sugar,” “Selma,” and “13th.” The Oscar-nominated director recently signed on to write and direct a five-part miniseries about the Central Park Five for Netflix.

Also starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, and André Holland (“Moonlight”), “A Wrinkle in Time” opens March 9, 2018.

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Trailer Watch: Take an Epic Adventure with Oprah in Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Trailer: “The Only Thing Faster Than Light… Is The Darkness”

Over the weekend, Disney hosted a massive fan event in Anaheim, California, the huge Disney D23. The event showcased many of Disney’s upcoming projects, including the forthcoming live-action movie A Wrinkle In Time. All of the key cast attended the expo and appeared on stage along with director Ava Duvernay where the very first teaser trailer was debuted.

The film, which is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph of love.

Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer. The film stars: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pe?a, Levi Miller,
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Exclusive: Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling & Reese Witherspoon Share Memories From 'Wrinkle in Time' Makeup Chairs

Exclusive: Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling & Reese Witherspoon Share Memories From 'Wrinkle in Time' Makeup Chairs
Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are opening up about their time together starring in Disney's upcoming adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved children's fantasy, A Wrinkle in Time.

Et's Cameron Mathison caught up with the stars on the red carpet at Disney's D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, where they dished on the fun, meaningful conversations they shared while spending hours together getting ready for their roles.

Watch: Ava DuVernay Shares Stunning First Look at 'Wrinkle in Time' Cast!

"We had a lot of major conversations in the hair and makeup room every morning. It was great camaraderie from the very first day," Winfrey shared. "Reese was head DJ, down at the end chair, playing music that I hadn't heard since 1945. Who knew that she had all this soul sister in her? Al Green [was] rocking us out and so were a whole lot of people."

"It was an
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At D23, Disney Showed Off Its Mighty Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar Muscle — Full Report

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At D23, Disney Showed Off Its Mighty Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar Muscle — Full Report
Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim once again demonstrated its unrivaled franchise power through Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar, as well as the unique mining of its animated legacy. And, in highlighting its social relevance, the emphasis was on diversity and unity in conquering prejudice and hate.

On Friday, the Expo was ecstatic over the hilarious clip of Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) getting snarky with all of the Disney princesses in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21, 2018) — the ultimate Mouse House strut. It was also refreshing to learn that Holly Hunter’s mom, Helen/Elastagirl, will be the star of Brad Bird’s “Incredibles 2” (June 15, 2018), picks up where the last one left off in 2004, with the Underminer (John Ratzenberger) wreaking havoc.

However, on Saturday, Disney wowed them with clips and behind-the-scene footage from “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “The Lion King.
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