As part of their D23 expo celebrations happening across the pond, Disney has followed up the release of the first images from their upcoming fantasy adventure A
The film is based on the novel written by American writer Madeleine L’Engle which was first published in 1963 and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Selma). Shot with IMAX cameras and with a multi-million dollar budget, as well as being written by Oscar Winner Jennifer Lee (Frozen) DuVernay has got a stunning cast together for the film that includes Oscar Winner Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies), Chris Pine (Wonder Woman), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror), Zach Galifianakis (Masterminds), Andre Holland (Moonlight), Michael Pena (War on Everyone) and Oscar Nominee Oprah Winfrey (The Butler).
Leading the cast is 14-year-old actress Storm Reid (12 Years a Slave) who plays a teenager called Meg who embarks on a mystical and cosmic adventure in search of her father (Pine), a scientist who has gone missing.
On the film, DuVernay told EW:
“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.”
Here’s the synopsis:
“Disney’s upcoming fantasy epic about an ordinary teenager named Meg (newcomer Storm Reid) who’s whisked on a cosmic adventure to find her missing scientist father (Chris Pine) with the help of three chimerical celestial beings who help her “wrinkle” time and space: philosophizing Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), inquisitive Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), and wizened Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey).”
A Wrinkle in Time is set for release on March 9th, 2018.