Ava DuVernay Breaks More New Ground With "A Wrinkle in Time"

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To film "A Wrinkle in Time", director Ava DuVernay put Winfrey in front of blue screen to turn her into a towering magical being.

"There were things I brought to it that were in my comfort zone, but weren't in hers", she continued, "particularly in the science of it and my relationship to the book".

A Wrinkle in Time is scheduled to open in U.S. cinemas on March 9 and in New Zealand on April 12. White fathers can identify with Chris Pine's Mr. Murry, Black mothers can identify with Gugu Mbatha-Raw's Mrs. Murry, young dark skinned girls can identify with Storm Reid's Meg, and Filipino boys can identify with Deric McCabe's Charles Wallace. They are joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. It's nearly laughably appropriate casting for Winfrey, who embodies the wise, godlike presence Mrs. "She is an African-American girl that is smart, that is attractive and that basically realizes that she is enough", Reid says. DuVernay also cast Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Michael Peña as some of the mystical beings in the film's universe.

Favorite books: "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and "Heart Talk" by Cleo Wade. Despite that, she continued to appreciate sci-fi and fantasy, and now can be a part of something she never thought she could be a part of.

Storm Reid: "I hope I get to go to the beach".

On the movie's contemporary and multiracial vision: "I love the changes. But if I had to pick one, I'd say that's the song I consider my jam right now". I read it when I was 10 years old and I was a girl that couldn't seem to do a lot of things. "I am also really into arts and crafts".

"Part of it is creating an environment where everyone feels free and fun to explore their characters because people are pretending to be other people". When Meg faces the fearsome, pulsating brain of IT, for example, she recites the preamble to the Declaration of Independence to extricate her mind from the cerebric hypnosis. Also coming out is "Gringo", an action comedy starring David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton that will be co-distributed by Amazon Studios and STX; along with Entertainment Studios' action drama "The Hurricane Heist".

"This movie's really going to need good word-of-mouth from the opening weekend crowd for it to do well", said Exhibitor Relations analyst Jeff Bock. I enjoyed the film version. But Hand says she and L'Engle, who died in 2007, felt the final product fell flat. "It existed for the author at the time that she wrote it. and certainly we haven't combatted those issues now".

"Wrinkle" transcends didactic sayings and witticisms as L'Engle begins to cultivate themes many publishers asked her to scrub out, thinking children too simple and naive to grasp profound concepts. "This is a big swing", DuVernay says.