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“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.
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. »
- Rachel Montpelier
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, »
- Paul Heath
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."
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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. »
- Bill Desowitz
For some time, director Ava DuVernay and Disney have been hard at work at adapting the classic Madeleine L'Engle novel A Wrinkle in Time for the big screen. Yes, it’s an all too familiar tale that’s been adapted several times before, but make no mistake, this is undoubtedly the most high profile adaptation yet. As such, it has a budget to match it, and from what we can tell, it certainly shows quite a bit.
Between the bright colors, A-list talent, and vibrant imagery, DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time looks like it may be quite the crowd pleaser.
The teaser just debuted moments ago at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, thrilling the thousands of Disney fans in attendance. The film, which is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic »
- Joseph Medina
Author: Scott Davis
As part of their D23 expo celebrations happening across the pond, Disney has followed up the release of the first images from their upcoming fantasy adventure A Wrinkle in Time with the first trailer for the film, which you can view below.
The film is based on the novel written by American writer Madeleine L’Engle which was first published in 1963 and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Selma). Shot with IMAX cameras and with a multi-million dollar budget, as well as being written by Oscar Winner Jennifer Lee (Frozen) DuVernay has got a stunning cast together for the film that includes Oscar Winner Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies), Chris Pine (Wonder Woman), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror), Zach Galifianakis (Masterminds), Andre Holland (Moonlight), Michael Pena (War on Everyone) and Oscar Nominee Oprah Winfrey (The Butler).
Leading the cast is 14-year-old actress »
- Scott Davis
Disney has revealed the first trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, the sci-fi/fantasy that marks Selma director Ava DuVernay's highly-anticipated foray into blockbuster filmmaking. Described as a "reimagining" of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved novel, the script comes from Frozen's Jennifer Lee and follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), her brilliant brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their friend Calvin (Levi Miller) on an unexpected journey into alternate dimensions after their father goes missing. There, they cross paths with a number of fantastical characters and creatures, including a trio of "chimerical celestial beings" who help Meg … »
- Adam Chitwood
Ready to go on an adventure through time and space? Walt Disney Pictures debuted the teaser trailer for Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday. Adapted from Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 science fiction novel, the movie, written by Frozen's Jennifer Lee, is set for release in 2D and IMAX on March 9, 2018. Catherine Hand and James Whitaker produced A Wrinkle in Time. The movie boasts an all-star cast that includes Rowan Blanchard, Zach Galifianakis, André Holland, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Deric McCabe, Will McCormack, Michael Peña, Levi Miller, Chris Pine, Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Bellamy Young. Kaling, Winfrey and »
DuVernay, the director of “Selma” and the documentary “13th,” among other projects, joined “A Wrinkle in Time” in Feb., 2016. The story follows a group of children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing father. Storm Reid plays the oldest daughter, Meg Murray, in the movie.
The rest of the star-studded cast includes Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, and Chris Pine, who all joined the stage to present “Wrinkle” alongside DuVernay and Reid. Zach Galifianakis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw also star, but were not in attendance.
In the trailer, Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dream” scores as Pine explains the mechanics of time travel, and »
- Seth Kelley
Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 today, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent, including Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman. And in an unforgettable moment, Auli‘i Cravalho, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Kelly MacDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Irene Bedard, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara and Jodi Benson came together on stage in a celebration fit for a princess.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles. »
- Joseph Medina
Unfortunately for the fan dressed in an inflatable Baymax costume (which was so big he couldn't fit into any of the convention center's seats), Friday's Pixar and Disney Animation panel at D23, Disney’s fan expo, didn't provide confirmation on sequels to either Big Hero 6 or Zootopia. But host John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Studios, did have plenty of scoop on Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph 2, The Incredibles 2 and more!
More: Kristen Bell Confirms 'Frozen 2' Release Date With Adorable 'Weather Forecast' -- See When It's Hitting Theaters!
The panel began with a return to Arendelle -- starting with the 21-minute short film, Olaf's Frozen Adventure (debuting in theaters ahead of Coco on Nov. 22). Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna, was on hand to explain that, "[Anna and Elsa] don't actually have any holiday traditions of their own, and it breaks Olaf's tiny, little icy heart »
Stars of Walt Disney and Pixar assemble at D23 Expo.
Attendees at Disney’s annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, southern California, saw first footage of a scene that pays homage to the Disney princesses.
Next, Disney orchestrated an unprecedented gathering of princesses as Auli‘i Cravalho from Moana, Kristen Bell from Frozen, Kelly MacDonald from Brave, Mandy Moore from Tangled, Anika Noni Rose from The Princess And The Frog, Irene Bedard from Pocahontas, Linda Larkin from Aladdin, Paige O’Hara from Beauty And The Beast, and Jodi Benson from The Little Mermaid took to the stage.
Sarah Silverman returns as Vanellope von Schweetz, and Clark Spencer, who most recently collaborated with Moore on the global smash Zootopia, produced Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (see first-look image), which is scheduled »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Charlize Theron is paying tribute to her ass-kicking predecessors. The Oscar-winning actress is doing press for “Atomic Blonde,” set to bow in just a few weeks. While promoting the spy thriller, the “Mad Max: Fury Road” star recognized the women who helped pave the way towards her toplining an action pic — while also making it clear that Hollywood has a long way to go towards achieving gender equality, both on-screen and behind the scenes.
“I think we would be remiss not to acknowledge Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton,” Theron told Variety, referencing the women who portrayed the protagonists of the “Alien” and “Terminator” franchises, respectively. “We’ve had moments like this, where women really showcase themselves and kind of break glass ceilings. And then we don’t sustain it. Or there’s one movie that doesn’t do well, and all of a sudden, no one wants to make a female-driven film,” she observed. When a film about a man fails, the industry never questions if movies about men are profitable or considers the possibility of not making more movies with male protagonists. But Hollywood is infamous for its double standards — a fact Theron is unwilling to ignore.
“Look, I am ashamed that I’m part of an industry that has never allowed a woman to work with a budget higher than what the budget has been on ‘Wonder Woman,’” she said. “That’s so fucking caveman-like. I am always hoping that this is the movie that’s going to change it and keep it for us,” she explained.
“Wonder Woman” received the highest budget ever given to a live-action film directed by a woman, and has gone on to become the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman as well as the highest-grossing film directed solely by a woman (“Frozen,” co-directed by Jennifer Lee, grossed over $1.276 billion worldwide. “Wonder Woman” has taken home over $745 million globally so far.)
“I can’t take on the history of 50 percent of the population just because I’m a woman,” Jenkins said just before “Wonder Woman’s” release, an acknowledgment of the unfair expectations being placed on her — and the Gal Gadot-led film. Jenkins previously directed “Monster,” which starred Theron in an Oscar-winning performance.
Quote of the Day: Charlize Theron Is Ashamed of Hollywood’s Sexism was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Simon Brew Jul 6, 2017
Disney's Frozen sequel isn't due until 2019 - but the recording work is about to begin in earnest...
It’s taken its time, but Disney is finally pressing ahead with Frozen 2 in earnest. The sequel to the 2013 juggernaut has a release date in place of November 27th 2019, and directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are returning for the movie.
Furthermore, so is the bulk of the voice cast from the first film, specifically including Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff. And it’s the latter who, in conversation with Entertainment Weekly, has revealed that the voice recording work on the new movie is about to begin.
“I think I just got an email yesterday where I’m about to go into the recording studio in a couple of weeks, or maybe a month?”, Groff said. “They’re about to really get into the thick of recording it, »
Warner Bros’ “Wonder Woman” and director Patty Jenkins have been the toast of the summer box office so far. Now it has added a new record to its list of achievements, becoming the highest grossing live-action film directed by a woman. On Sunday, the film added a $25 million fourth weekend to bring its domestic total to $318 million. Combined with its $334.5 million overseas cume, it has passed the $609 million set by Phyllida Lloyd’s “Mamma Mia!” in 2008. The highest grossing female-directed film of all-time, regardless of medium is Jennifer Lee’s “Frozen,” which grossed $1.27 billion. Also Read: 'Wonder Woman' Screenwriter Allan Heinberg Signs. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Having become the first female filmmaker to direct a movie with a budget of $100 million, and the first to have a movie debut with a domestic opening weekend of $100 million, Patty Jenkins has now added another feather to her cap with Wonder Woman’s latest box office milestone.
The DC blockbuster has now reached $615 million worldwide, meaning it has overtaken 2009’s Mamma Mia! to become the highest-grossing live-action movie from a female director. The overall record is currently held by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and the animated film Kung Fu Panda 2 on $665 million, which Wonder Woman will likely overtake in the coming weeks (it should also be pointed out that Jennifer Lee co-directed Frozen with Chris Buck, and then went on to gross $1.2 billion).
- Gary Collinson
Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” is poised to make herstory yet again. The Gal Gadot-led superheroine film is quickly approaching a milestone: it’s about to become the top-grossing live-action film directed by a woman. Diana Price’s origin story “will eclipse the $609.8 million earned worldwide by Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ (2008) to become the top-grossing live-action film of all time from a female director, not accounting for inflation,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. Jenkins already holds the record for highest domestic opening for a female director for the critically acclaimed blockbuster.
“Wonder Woman” passed the $600 million benchmark as of Wednesday at the worldwide box office, taking in $601.6 million. It will probably surpass “Mamma Mia!’s” numbers today, Friday.
“‘Wonder Woman’ also has a strong shot of passing up [Jennifer Nelson’s 2011 animated film] ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’s’ $665.7 million to become the top-grossing film of all time from a female filmmaker with solo directing duties,” THR predicts. “In terms of a movie from female and male co-directors, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s ‘Frozen’ (2013) is at the top of the box-office list with $1.28 billion in global ticket sales.”
“Wonder Woman” is just the second women-directed film to be released with a budget of $100 million-plus. The first was Kathryn Bigelow’s 2002 thriller “K-19: The Widowmaker.” When Jenkins was asked a question about the responsibility of stepping behind the camera for the most expensive film ever helmed by a woman she said, “I can’t take on the history of 50 percent of the population just because I’m a woman.” The “Monster” helmer explained, “I’m just trying to make the greatest version of ‘Wonder Woman’ that I can for the people who love the character as much as I do and hope that the movie lives up to all the pressure that’s on it.”
Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” Poised to Become Top-Grossing Live-Action Film Directed by a Woman was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Wonder Woman is a film that started off by hitting some huge milestones, and it looks like there’s no stopping it. THR is reporting that the Patty Jenkins-directed DC flick is set to break $609.8 million worldwide either this Thursday or Friday. You might be thinking that to be an incredibly random number. Why $609.8 million?
Well, that’s how much Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! grossed back in 2008, going down in history to become the highest grossing live-action film from a female director of all time. Either today or tomorrow, that number will be surpassed by Wonder Woman.
Notice the caveat we have by saying “live-action.” That’s because Wonder Woman will have one more obstacle in the form of Kung Fu Panda 2, which was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. That film made $665.7 million worldwide, and will likely get overtaken by Wonder Woman in the weeks to come. »
- Joseph Medina
Take a look at which films directed by women are on this list, unadjusted for inflation. 1. “Frozen” (2013) Directors: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck Domestic gross: $400.7 million 2. “Wonder Woman” (2017) Director: Patty Jenkins Domestic gross: $285.3 million 3. “Shrek” (2001) Directors: Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson Domestic gross: $267.7 million 4. Brave” (2012”) Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman Domestic gross: $237.3 million 5. “Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” (2009) Director: Betty Thomas Domestic gross: $219.6 million 6. “Twilight” (2008) Director: Catherine Hardwicke Domestic gross: $192.8 million 7. “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015) Director: Elizabeth Banks Domestic gross: $183.8 million 8. “What Women Want” (2000) Director: Nancy Meyers Domestic gross: $182.8 million 9. “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015) Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Domestic gross: $166.1 million 10. “Kung »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
“Blockbuster” has become the Kleenex of box-office descriptors, a bland adjective used to describe nine-figure films ranging from the obvious (“Star Wars”) to the also-ran (“The Mummy”). And then there’s the rare movie that genuinely deserves all the force and muscle that blockbusting suggests: Right now, it’s Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman.”
As final numbers for the DC Comics movie from Warner Bros. come into clearer view, the “Wonder Woman”performance is better than even the most optimistic pre-opening estimates. It fell just 30 percent for its third weekend, grossing $41 million for a 17-day total of $275 million domestic, $572 million worldwide. (How good is that hold? “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” was considered above average when its third weekend saw a 47 percent drop.)
Expect the final domestic total to end up somewhere between $380 million and $400 million — although another strong weekend might send it above even that. Worldwide, it will rise above $800 million. »
- Tom Brueggemann
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