The wins just keep coming for Ava DuVernay. In addition to starting production on Queen Sugar, a new series that will air on OWN, the Selma director just landed a huge new project–a Disney movie.

According to DeadlineDuVernay will direct the film adaptation of the 1963 classic novel A Wrinkle In Time, which is being written by Frozen’s Jennifer Lee.

DuVernay signed onto the project after reportedly being wooed by Disney execs for the past six months who also had to contend with the director’s packed schedule.

Here’s how Deadline describes A Wrinkle in Time:

A Wrinkle In Time involves a young girl whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, which involves being transported to a fifth dimension with mysterious inhabited planets. She takes part in a search for her father and sees some incredible creatures along the way.

The Disney project marks a huge step up for DuVernay who made her name as an indie filmmaker, but it isn’t the only big studio project in the works. DuVernay is also in contention to helm Intelligent Life, a sci-fi thriller for DreamWorks, and is in talks with producer Frank Marshall to work on a project with Lupita Nyong’o.

From the looks of things, DuVernay is about to have a very busy, and awesome, year. We can’t wait.

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  • bluelight74

    I loved those books as a child. Inter-dimnesional travel through space and time and a child’s hero quest. They were great, I know she will do a wonderful job. I see they are changing the main character from a young boy to a young girl.

    • nah meg was always the main character.

    • bluelight74

      Nah, it was Charles Wallace who was really the key to the entire series. If you read through to A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet, I always took him as the main character but I guess Meg could be considered the main protagonist in A Wrinkle in Time since she does save him .

    • YMMV but yes I read the entire series and Ive always thought of meg being the protagonist because normally the protagonist is introduced first and we see things through their eyes.

    • bluelight74

      Why not both ? :)

    • why not?

    • bluelight74

      If you haven’t read Doris Lessing’s “Sirian Experiments”you should, I think you’d like it.

    • I haven’t and if i can get it from Barnes and noble for 25 or less i’ll get it today. ( I have a 25.00 gift card) Thanks.

    • bluelight74

      You’re welcome it may be hard to find in Barnes and Nobles, not sure. if they don’t have it I’m sure you can find a copy online and read it on your laptop or kindle.

  • LogicOverEmotion

    Why do you want black women to direct films (theater in general was created by whites) created by whites, written by whites, and celebrated by whites but you all complain when a white woman wears a fake ponytail, gets a grille, or wears cornrows???? I promise the black women on this site are bi-polar. You want blacks to be FULLY accepted into white society but then try and tell white people to stay away form your “culture.”

    • Cassie

      Another black people obsessed maniac.So youre reading every single clutch article for black women. How did you get here? Tell your people to stop playing jesus

    • eLLe D.

      Listen, for the better part of a week you have been coming in this space spewing your tired, late and tragically empty rhetoric.
      Black women are here, we matter, we come in a variety of tones, shapes and sizes and we are beautiful from the top of our adorned heads to the soles of our lovely feet. We come from a line of women, of the first people who inhabited this earth. We come from women who have endured the horrors of war, slavery, sexism, racism, ageism and all the ill effects-and still we rise. We are intelligent by design, we listen and we work, we raise our children, we raise other people’s children, we study the word, we go to school, we toil, we OFTEN carry and have the backs of men, who as a group, tend NOT TO CHOOSE to do the same in return. We sing, we dance, we curse, we fight, we dream, we live, we love hard. We continue to shine despite all the shit that we have to deal with on the daily—Black women carry Black culture. WE do that shit. Sometimes we have brothers who work with us and love us in return. Sometimes it will be OTHER men, sometimes it will be other women—our tastes vary-but what you will not do with any meaningful impact whatsoever-is keep coming in here with that trash. We don’t do trash here. If you are too obtuse to know better you better find out how to get better. But we can’t help you. We don’t owe you shit.

    • vintage3000


    • eLLe D.

      Thank you, good evening Sis. These lame af dudes gotsta GO.

    • Exactly

      Black women gave birth to black people. For anyone to slander the character of black women is a total traitor. Black people are sick and tired of these cowardly males stalking and harassing black people to spew their inaccurate, tired, and cowardly rhetoric against black women. These haters ignore that black women are graduating colleges in record numbers and making new enterprises in record numbers too. This is a new generation and we will not tolerate lies, and propaganda. Black women have been survivors, raised children, put people into college, and ran enterprises. Black women are the teachers of civilization and they have been huge social activists condemning police terrorism. How dare any male come on any forum to just spew lies about black women. How dare any male disrespect the Mother of human civilization in a gross fashion. Black women have done this (in standing up for what is right and handling her business), have been doing this, and will continue to do this. One true thing about black women is that black women won’t back down. Black people in general won’t back as well. We abhor sexist garbage and we oppose the agenda of sexist cowards who spew garbage in the Internet too. Traitors, white racists, and other evil people will always be refuted by people like us. Black women are the representation of strength, beauty, honor, and human dignity.

      Preach Sister.

    • eLLe D.

      Thank you Brother Truth for keeping it 100. I will keep saying these things until these fools crawl back under the rocks, bridges and caves they came from.

    • You’re Welcome Sister Elle D. You are keeping it 100 too. You have every right to show the truth. The haters spew emotions over logic while we believe in logic, wisdom, and perseverance. These sick haters have no cogent arguments. They just spew false stereotypes and demonize those with whom they disagree with. We are black people and we will defend black women fully.

    • eLLe D.

      Yes–ALL day, every day.

    • Right on Sister.

    • lillieb

      What nonsense are you writing, are you just a silly troll? Storytelling is an intricate part of all cultures. Before the written word, oh wait let me stop wasting words on your nonsense.

  • omg i was obsessed with these books when i was in elementary school. I cant wait to see this.

  • lillieb

    Congratuations ! omg I loved this book when I was young, I just thought to myself I would love to tell this to my childhood girlfriend Orandry, she was a huge fan as well and would love the thought of this movie. Alas, she passed away, but I thought of her immediately.

  • D1Mind

    Hopefully at some point she will direct some of the many sci-fi works written by African writers such as Nnedi Okafor and others.