Ava DuVernay in just a few short years have become a director whose name stirs instant excitement when her name becomes attached to a project. The book centers around a young girl named Meg Murry who, alongside her gifted five-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, and friend, Calvin O'Keefe, go on a insane adventure through time and space to find Meg's father, Dr. Alex Murry.
Based on the 1963 novel Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time follows Meg Murry as she's travels through time and space to rescue her father from another planet where he's being held hostage. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit (played by Kaling, Winfrey, and Witherspoon, respectively). "I saw so many different kinds of people and personalities in it".
Head of Production from Disneys live action studio Sean Bailey introduced the cast and launched the trailer. "Within five minutes of meting Ava, I knew I was going to have to do it", he said.
The teaser trailer gives us a good look at all the characters including Oprah Winfrey's Mrs. Aesthetically, it has something of a Hunger Games theatricality to it, and Mindy Kaling mentioned that the film's script was sure to give the story a contemporary update.