Earlier this week, fans of Madeleine L’Engle’sA Wrinkle in Time were treated to their first glimpse at the brand-new adaptation, and today, Disney has released the first A Wrinkle in Time trailer. Watch it below:
The film, based on L’Engle’s award-winning 1962 children’s classic, follows Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid, as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime to save her father, a scientist who’s played by Chris Pine. The sci-fi adventure brings Meg through space and time — and into the path of an eccentric supernatural trio named Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, played by A-listers Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey, respectively.
Deric McCabe also stars in the film as Charles Wallace and Levi Miller plays Calvin O’Keefe.
A Wrinkle in Time is directed by Ava DuVernay, an award-winning director known for projects such as Selma and the recent documentary 13th. According to the Los Angeles Times, her role in A Wrinkle in Time makes DuVernay the first black woman to direct a film with a budget over $100 million. DuVernay tweeted about the milestone last summer:
In an interview with Collider, DuVernay spoke about having a diverse cast for A Wrinkle in Time:
“It’s just a classic story, the kind of legacy of the book, and fans who love it and when you hear about why for such personal reasons. It’s a story with a girl at the center — a girl who time travels, travels the universe in search of someone she loves, her father, and in the process she finds herself. Kids fly and to ask Disney, ‘Could these be brown kids?’ and for them to say yes I was like, ‘Let’s do it.’”
Also involved in the project is Jennifer Lee, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and director behind the hit Disney film Frozen. Lee wrote the adaptation for the A Wrinkle in Time movie.
The cast tweeted their excitement for the first A Wrinkle in Time trailer on Saturday. Here’s what Witherspoon and Winfrey had to say:
A Wrinkle in Time is set to hit theaters on March 9, 2018.
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Disney has debuted the first full-length trailer for Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the Madeline L’Engle children’s classic A Wrinkle in Time, and if you weren’t already excited for the epic mind-bender, you probably will be in a moment.
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The trailer gives audiences the best look yet at the fantastical worlds and challenges awaiting Meg Murry as she goes in search of her missing father, an astrophysicist who mysteriously vanished after working on a secret project involving interdimensional travel. The footage also introduces Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium, alongside better glimpses of Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Whatsit, Which and Who, respectively.
Released in 1962, A Wrinkle in Time is now considered to be one of the most important children’s novels of all time, and not without its fair share of controversy for tackling complex issues of faith and scientific progress. It later became the first in a series from L’Engle, followed by A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters and An Acceptable Time to form the Time Quintet. Since its debut, the first novel has been adapted as a television movie, a play, an opera and a graphic novel.
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Directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee, A Wrinkle in Time also stars Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michael Peña. It arrives in theaters March 9.