Acclaimed director Ava DuVernay (Selma) took to Twitter today to exuberantly announce that principal photography has ended on the big screen version of the classic young adult novel A Wrinkle in Time.
The film, based on the popular novel by Madeleine L’Engle is about a 13 year old girl named Meg whose life and family are turned upside down when her government scientist father goes missing while working on a secret project called a Tesseract. A device that folds both space and time. Meg enlists the help of her friends and a group of mysterious supernatural beings to try and rescue her father and stop an all-encompassing evil from spreading across the universe.
From Ava DuVernay’s Twitter account announcing the end of Principal Photography.
A Wrinkle in Time was originally released in 1962 and has been a staple of young adult reading ever since. The story has been adapted across different mediums as well with the last adaptation being a TV movie produced by Disney in 2003.
The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Andre Holland, Michael Pena, Zach Galifianakis, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Oprah Winfrey. The screenplay is by Jeff Stockwell (Bridge to Teribithia) and will be released by the Walt Disney Company on April 6, 2018.