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First Look at Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle In Time'

15 July, 2017, 08:23 | Author: Nadine Todd
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They are aided by a trio of supernatural beings, Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. In other words, it needs to be your new obsession.

"I was intimidated at first because this is my first big movie where I'm in the lead role", the 14-year-old confessed.

Kaling will be working alongside Witherspoon, an Academy Award victor, and the "Queen of all Media" aka Oprah Winfrey.

Like the book, the film adaptation follows a girl named Meg (Storm Reid) who travels through time and space with the help of three mystical sages (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling), to find her missing scientist father (Chris Pine).

We're now getting our first-ever look at the leading ladies - Mindy, Oprah, and Reece - in full costume as Mrs. What, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit respectively, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, and boy oh boy do they look like intergalactic angels. Which (Winfrey). Make sense?

But what is even more inspiring about DuVernay, whose credits include Selma, Queen Sugar and 13th, taking the reins of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved classic is her ability and desire to spread the love. In March, when filming wrapped, DuVernay raved about Reid's portrayal in an Instagram post, calling her "one of the most formidable actors I've worked with".

Two key elements convinced DuVernay that Wrinkle, with its script by Oscar champ Jennifer Lee (Solidified), was worth examining when Disney proposed the idea.

First up at the top of this article is DuVernay herself alongside the young actress Storm Reid, who's playing main character Meg Murry in the film.

We're excited to see the film and extra excited to see the adaptation through DuVernay's masterful eye! "My whole process with this film was, what if?"

Winfrey sports platinum blonde hair as Mrs.

While fantasy is a rich genre with endless potential, DuVernay's comment absolutely ring true about our tendency to put white protagonists at the center-how often have we heard the "historical accuracy" card played in some medieval-esque world full of dragons?

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