Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Just Wrapped & She Gave The Best Shout-Outs To Her Cast!
From 13th to Selma, filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been sprinkling her #BlackGirlMagic all over the director’s chair in some of Hollywood’s most thought-provoking and inspiring films. And yet, the queen of film is just getting her feet wet.
DuVernay fans across the globe gagged last year when we learned that she’d be taking on the film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. The announcement was particularly thrilling because DuVernay is the FIRST woman to have a $100 million dollar budget for a film. (Seriously, can you believe it?! It’s 2017, they give Michael Bay all the coins he wants so that he can destroy cars, but female directors have to beg for decent film budgets?!! )
While spearheading this amazing project, DuVernay took the opportunity to put together one of the most diverse casts in cinema history. A Wrinkle In Time’s cast includes newcomer Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mabatha-Raw, Chris Pine, Andre Holland (hey boo!), and Rowand Blanchard among others.
Written in 1963 by Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time follows a girl named Meg (Storm Reid), who travels into space with her friends to find her missing father. Updated over 50 years later, we’re sure the 21st-century version of A Wrinkle In Time is going to be packed to the brim with shine and sparkle. (After all, $100 million dollars can stretch insanely far.)
The big budget science fiction movie just finished filming, and being the goddess that she is, DuVernay took the time out to pay tribute to every single one of her main cast members. Check out the best shout-outs below!
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 12, 2017
That's a wrap on @MindyKaling! She was the very first WRINKLE casting idea I had. So grateful she said yes! Thanks, Mindy! Love to you!
That's a wrap on @Oprah for WRINKLE! Gosh, we had fun. My great friend. Her role as MRS. WHICH is literally out of this world. Thanks, OW.
A Wrinkle In Time is set to hit theaters April 8, 2018. It’s probably a good time to snag a copy of the book so you can be up to speed.