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A Wrinkle in Time: 5 Tidbits About Disney's Upcoming Adaptation

28 September 2016 4:35 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Madeleine L'Engle's novel A Wrinkle in Time is getting the movie treatment! Even though it was previously turned into a TV movie back in 2004, this live-action adaptation is being re-imagined by the wonderful world of Disney, so obviously we already have high expectations. While we have a few suggestions for the cast, some of the main stars have already been revealed, as well as the Golden Globe-nominated director. See what other details we have about the project and be sure to check back as more news trickles in. What It's About Following the same premise of the novel, the movie will tell the story of a 13-year-old girl who enlists the help of her crush, Calvin O'Keefe, and her brother, Charles Wallace Murry, when her scientist father goes missing. The Director Ava DuVernay is set to take on the project, making her the first woman of color to direct »

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'Frozen' Musical Taps New Director, Set Designer

27 September 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Disney has tapped Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage to serve as the new director of the Broadway adaptation of Frozen, Variety reports.

Grandage will replace original director Alex Timbers, who left the production in August. While no specifics for the change were given at the time, Disney Theatrical Productions President and producer Thomas Schumacher said the decision "was especially painful" and "we have chosen to go in another direction with this role" (Timbers previously helmed Disney's Peter and the Starcatcher).

Joining Grandage on Frozen will be his longtime set and costume design collaborator, »

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Storm Reid To Star Alongside Oprah Winfrey In Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time

14 September 2016 4:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After an extensive search, The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that 13-year-old Storm Reid will play the lead role of Meg Murry in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time.

Said director Ava DuVernay,”After an extensive search that spanned multiple dimensions, we’re overjoyed to welcome Storm Reid to Wrinkle In Time as our beloved “Meg.” Storm is a tremendously talented young actress who embodies the hopes, dreams and spirit of a character much loved by audiences worldwide for generations. I can’t wait to work with Storm as we chronicle Meg’s epic quest, alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who. Tesser well!”

Reid’s first theatrical film role was in the Academy Award-winning 12 Years A Slave where she played Emily, and she has also appeared in American Girl: »

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Disney's A Wrinkle in Time Lands Storm Reid in Lead Role

14 September 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After an extensive search, The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that 13-year-old Storm Reid will play the lead role of Meg Murry in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. Said director Ava DuVernay about the announcement.

"After an extensive search that spanned multiple dimensions, we're overjoyed to welcome Storm Reid to Wrinkle in Time as our beloved "Meg." Storm is a tremendously talented young actress who embodies the hopes, dreams and spirit of a character much loved by audiences worldwide for generations. I can't wait to work with Storm as we chronicle Meg's epic quest, alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who. Tesser well!"

Reid's first theatrical film role was in the Academy Award-winning 12 Years a Slave where she played Emily, and she has also appeared in American Girl: Lea to the Rescue and Sleight, »

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Ava DuVernay Sets Lead With 13-Year-Old Storm Reid For ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

14 September 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Storm Reid, a 13 year-old actress who appeared in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture 12 Years A Slave, will play the lead role in the upcoming Disney live-action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle's A Wrinkle In Time. The film is being directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma). Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee scripted and Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand are producing the film, which is scheduled to start production later this year with other… »

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Storm Reid cast as lead in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

14 September 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having cast Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, Disney and director Ava DuVernay have now found their lead for the upcoming adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.

13-year-old actress Storm Reid (12 Years a Slave) is set to portray the character of Meg Murray, who along with her brother and his friend, sets off on a fantastic voyage to search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared after experimenting with time travel.

Production on A Wrinkle in Time is slated to get underway in November, with DuVernay directing from a script by Frozen scribe and co-director Jennifer Lee.

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Casts Its Young Lead

13 September 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Up-and-coming actress Storm Reid has booked the lead role in Disney’s forthcoming adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s book “A Wrinkle in Time,” TheWrap has learned. Ava DuVernay is directing the film. The screenplay was written by “Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are also looking to board the movie and are in various stages of talks. Also Read: Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling in Talks to Join Oprah Winfrey in 'A Wrinkle in Time' Reid made her big-screen debut in the Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave.“ She got »

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‘12 Years a Slave’ Actress Storm Reid Joins Oprah Winfrey in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

13 September 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“12 Years a Slave” actress Storm Reid is in talks to star in Disney’s adaptation of the novel “A Wrinkle in Time.”

She joins Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling in the pic with Ava DuVernay directing.

Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing scientist father.

Reid will play the oldest daughter among the children.

A Wrinkle in Time” is the first book in L’Engle’s “Time Quintet” series, which includes “A Wind in the Door,” “Many Waters,” “A Swiftly Tilting Planet” and “An Acceptable Time.”

Reid made her film debut in “12 Years a Slave” and has since gone on to book a role in the made for TV movie “American Girl: Lea to the Rescue. »

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Movie News: Reese Witherspoon Touted for Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'; 'Underworld: Blood Wars' Trailer

8 September 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

A Wrinkle in Time: Reese Witherspoon (Hot Pursuit, above) and Mindy Kaling are in negotiations to star in A Wrinkle in Time, to be directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma). If things work out, they would join Oprah Winfrey as supernatural beings who help a young girl searching for her missing scientist father. Jennifer Lee (Frozen) wrote the script, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book for children. [Heat Vision]   Untogether: Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, above) will lead an ensemble cast in Untogether. The movie tracks the relationships of two couples as they face a variety of challenges. Jemima Kirke, Lola Kirke and Ben Mendelsohn have also joined the cast. Emma Forrest wrote the screenplay and will direct. [THR]   Labyrinth: Johnny Depp...

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Mindy Kaling And Reese Witherspoon Circling A Wrinkle In Time At Disney

8 September 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Ava DuVernay (Selma) and Disney’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was already shaping up nicely – producer/star Oprah Winfrey has already inked a deal to star – The Hollywood Reporter brings word of a potential two-fold casting coup now that Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon have entered negotiations.

Mining Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s book for inspiration, A Wrinkle in Time is being readied for the big screen treatment by Frozen scribe Jennifer Lee and chronicles the fantastical journey of three “mysterious astral travellers” known as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who. Together, they lend a helping hand to Meg and her genius 5-year-old brother Charles Wallace, catapulting them on a remarkable quest through space and time to find their wayward father.

A brilliant scientist in his own right, it appears that Mr. Murry’s research has proven successful beyond all expectations, as Meg, Charles »

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Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling join Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

8 September 2016 6:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are set to join Oprah Winfrey in Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, which is being directed by Ava DuVernay.

The site reports that Witherspoon will play “Mrs. Whatsit, a former celestial being who looks like a grandmotherly hobo,” while Kaling is portraying “the literature-quoting Mrs. Who.” Winfrey has previously been announced as playing Mrs. Which, rounding out the trio of angelic beings who assist Meg Murray, her younger brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on their adventure to locate Meg’s father, a scientist who disappears after experimenting with time travel.

Production on A Wrinkle in Time is slated to get underway in November, with DuVernay directing from a script by Frozen scribe and co-director Jennifer Lee.

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News Briefs: Reese Witherspoon Touted for Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

7 September 2016 9:23 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

A Wrinkle in Time: Reese Witherspoon (Hot Pursuit, above) and Mindy Kaling are in negotiations to star in A Wrinkle in Time, to be directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma). If things work out, they would join Oprah Winfrey in supporting roles as supernatural beings who help a young girl searching for her missing scientist father. Jennifer Lee (Frozen) wrote the script, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book for children. [Heat Vision]   Untogether: Jamie Dornan (Fifty...

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Reese Witherspoon And Mindy Kaling In Talks To Join Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle In Time

7 September 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It looks like Disney's adaptation of the classic children's book A Wrinkle in Time is getting all the right people for the job. Back in February, we reported that Selma director Ava DuVernay had officially signed on to direct the adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's book, and that the script would be coming from Frozen co-writer Jennifer Lee. That news alone -- along with Disney's current streak of child-friendly films -- is enough to inspire confidence that this will be a worthwhile experience, but now THR is reporting that actresses Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are in talks to join the film.

According to the outlet, Witherspoon and Kaling would be taking on the roles of "former celestial being" Mrs. Whatsit and the "literature-quoting" Mrs. Who. The pair would be joining Oprah Winfrey, who is already on board to play Mrs. Which.

THR describes A Wrinkle in Time as a »

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Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling in Talks to Join Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

7 September 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are in talks to join Disney’s adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Ava DuVernay is on board to direct with Oprah Winfrey also attached to join the pic.

Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing scientist father.

Witherspoon will play Mrs. Whatsit, a former celestial being who looks like a very old woman, and Kaling will play the literature-quoting Mrs. Who. The duo will join Winfrey, who is already on board to play Mrs. Which.

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

Witherspoon recently wrapped production on HBO »

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Cool Stuff: Elsa & Anna Are Stunning In Two ‘Frozen’ Prints Designed By A Disney Artist

23 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Even though the hype surrounding Frozen has died down since it was released late in 2013, that doesn’t mean the love isn’t still there for Disney’s popular musical from Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Plus, the hype will return once Frozen 2 gets into full swing. We just heard the cast is waiting for the […]

The post Cool Stuff: Elsa & Anna Are Stunning In Two ‘Frozen’ Prints Designed By A Disney Artist appeared first on /Film. »

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Oprah Winfrey to reunite with Selma director Ava DuVernay on A Wrinkle in Time

28 July 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in February it was announced that Ava DuVernay has signed on to direct A Wrinkle in Time for Disney, and now Variety is reporting that Oprah Winfrey will reunite with her Selma director for the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed 1962 sci-fi fantasy novel.

The film has been scripted by Jennifer Lee (Frozen) and will see Winfrey as Mrs. Which, one of three angelic beings who assist Meg Murray, her younger brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin O’Keefe as they search for Meg’s father, a scientist who disappears after experimenting with time travel.

A Wrinkle in Time is the first of L’Engle’s four-book ‘Time Quartet’ series, and was followed by A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Many Waters. The rights were picked by by Disney in 2010.

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Ava & Oprah

28 July 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Kieran, here.  It was recently announced that Ava DuVernay would direct an adaptation of the classic children’s fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time for Disney starring Oprah Winfrey. The script is to be penned by Frozen scribe and co-director Jennifer Lee and will also star Amy Adams and Kevin Hart. Winfrey is also collaborating with DuVernay (off screen) in the capacity of executive producer for the upcoming Own series “Queen Sugar” staring Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”). 

While A Wrinkle in Time may seem like an odd career zag on paper for nearly everyone involved, pairing Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey together again after 2014’s justifiably lauded Selma should have movie-watchers willing to follow this director-actor duo to the ends of the Earth »

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Jessica Chastain in Talks for ‘The Division,’ Oprah Winfrey Reteams with Ava DuVernay, & More

28 July 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With the hopeful success of Michael Fassbender jumping off buildings, Ubisoft is gearing up for an adaptation of another one of their video games titled The Division, which already stars Jake Gyllenhaal. Now, THR reports Jessica Chastain may join the Nightcrawler star in the dystopian action thriller set in New York City after a smallpox outbreak leaves the world torn. Hollywood has long-since tried to bring video games to the big screen, usually with muddled results. Star caliber of this rate is a good starting point, but who is set to helm and pen the film will be the next test to see how serious Ubisoft is to make this work. Chastain was most recently seen in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, and she’s slated for six films over the next year. Gyllenhaal is also producing the film with Gerard Guillemot of Ubisoft.

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Movie News: Oprah Winfrey to Star in Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'; First 'Black Panther' Plot Details

27 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

A Wrinkle in Time: Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to star in in A Wrinkle in Time, a big-screen adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Ava DuVernay will direct; she previously teamed with Winfrey on Selma (above). Academy Award winner Jennifer Lee (Frozen) has written the screenplay; the book follows a young girl who searches for her missing father, a scientist "working on a mysterious project." [Deadline]   Black Panther: Lupita Nyong'o (above), who will costar in Marvel's Black Panther, says that the plot will revolve around a challenge to the leadership of the heroic Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) by "two foes who come together and so Black Panther gets the help of the C.I.A. and the Dora...

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News Briefs: Oprah Winfrey Cast in 'A Wrinkle in Time'; New Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split'

26 July 2016 9:10 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

A Wrinkle in Time: Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to star in in A Wrinkle in Time, a big-screen adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Ava DuVernay will direct; she previously teamed with Winfrey on Selma (above). Academy Award winner Jennifer Lee (Frozen) has written the screenplay; the book follows a young girl who searches for her missing father, a scientist "working on a mysterious project." [Deadline] Black Panther: Lupita...

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