As a part of their Comic-Con preview, Entertainment Weekly has first-look photos on the set of Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time.
The science/fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle, first published in 1963, revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. Three celestial beings guide her, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Storm Reid leads the cast as Meg and 3 celestial beings portrayed by are Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. It also features Chris Pine as her father, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as her mother, Deric McCabe as her brother and Levi Miller as her friend Calvin.
When talking to EW about taking on the project and the book, DuVernay said, “I saw so much beauty in it, but also so much meaning. She’s a very radical thinker and she embedded her sense of what society should and could be in this piece, and a lot of it I agree with. And through that, the story of this girl saving the world and being out there in the universe slaying the darkness, it also says a lot about slaying our own dragons.”
DuVernay is directing from a script penned by Oscar-winning writer Jennifer Lee. Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand are producing the film.
We should be expecting a trailer for the film any day now.