Walt Disney Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes video from the upcoming fantasy film, A Wrinkle in Time. The minute and a half video features director Ava DuVernay explaining her vision for the film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s bestselling novel. “My overall vision for the film is to create with the fantastic team of artists and crafts people something visually something visually stunning, something that reverberates within you when you see it. Something that sticks to your ribs,” said DuVernay.
The behind-the-scenes video also features Oprah Winfrey complimenting Ava DuVernay’s vision. “I think that the particular discipline, organization, and artful eye that Ava brings to the work inspires everybody who’s working for her.”
The star-studded ensemble cast includes Oscar nominee Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple), Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling (The Office), Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine. Newcomer Storm Reid stars in the lead role of Meg Murray. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Tobias Schliessler, production designer Naomi Shohan, editor Spencer Averick, costume designer Paco Delgao, and composer Ramin Djawadi. Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand produced, with Doug Merrifield executive producing.
Disney will release A Wrinkle in Time in theaters on March 9, 2018.
A Wrinkle in Time Plot: Meg Murry (Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides—Mrs. Which (Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Kaling) — who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest.
Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.