| Ava DuVernay|
Tobias A. Schliessler
| Jennifer Lee|
6 April 2018 (USA)
103 million USD
| James Whitaker
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis
Selma, I Will Follow, This Is the Life, Middle of Nowhere, 13th
A Wrinkle in Time is an upcoming American fantasy adventure directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee. It is based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle. The film stars Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Michael Peña, and Zach Galifianakis. Principal photography on the film began on November 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
The film is scheduled to be released on April 6, 2018 in IMAX
Storm Reid as Margaret "Meg" Murry
Levi Miller as Calvin O'Keefe
Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace Murry
Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which
Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit
Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who
Chris Pine as Dr. Alexander "Alex" Murry
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Kate Murry
A Wrinkle in Time (2018 film) Wikipedia
Also in the cast are Michael Peña as Red, Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium, and André Holland as Principal Jenkins. Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard and Will McCormack also appear in undisclosed roles.
In October 2010, it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures had retained film rights to remake the live-action adaptation of the 1962 novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Following the financial success of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Disney announced that they had hired Jeff Stockwell to write the screenplay for Cary Granat and his new Bedrock Studios. Cary Granat had previously worked with Disney on the Chronicles of Narnia and Bridge to Terabithia films. The project's budget was supposed to be $35 million, which the company compared to District 9 and Bridge to Terabithia, both of which were made for less than $30 million. On August 5, 2014, Jennifer Lee was announced as the screenwriter taking over from Stockwell, who wrote the first draft. On February 8, 2016, it was reported that Ava DuVernay had been offered the job of directing the film, and she was confirmed to direct later that same month. Directing this film, DuVernay would be the "first woman of color" to direct a live-action film with a production budget over $100 million.
On July 26, 2016, Variety reported that Oprah Winfrey began final negotiations to join the film to play Mrs. Which, one of the three Mrs. Ws who helps guide the children along their journey. On September 7, 2016, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling were in talks to join the film, where Witherspoon would play Mrs. Whatsit, a former celestial being who looks like a grandmotherly hobo, while Kaling would play Mrs. Who, the literature-quoting supernatural being. On September 13, 2016, Storm Reid was cast as lead role of Meg Murry, a young girl traumatized by the disappearance of her scientist father years before. In October 2016, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Chris Pine were cast as the parents of Meg, Dr. Kate Murry and Mr. Murry, respectively. On November 1, 2016, more cast was announced, which included Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium, André Holland as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller as Calvin, and Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, along with Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, and Will McCormack. The producers on the film would be James Whitaker and Catherine Hand. Michael Peña also joined the cast to play the character Red.
Principal photography on the film began on November 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. After filming in Los Angeles, production will move to New Zealand for two weeks. Tobias A. Schliessler was confirmed to be working on the film as cinematographer, along with other production team members including production designer Naomi Shohan, costume designer Paco Delgado, and visual effects supervisor Rich McBride.
Filming for A Wrinkle in Time took place in Eureka, California, located in Humboldt County, California, starting November 29, 2016 and ended on December 5th or 6th. Filming also took place at Eureka's Sequoia Park, located next to Sequoia Park Zoo. No major actors tied to the movie was present in Eureka. In mid-December, Pine spotted during filming in Los Angeles.
The film is scheduled to be released on April 6, 2018.