Meg and Cal! Meg and Cal! Meg and Cal!

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Earlier this month, Deadline said that Selma director Ava DuVernay had been offered the project; now they report she’s officially signed on. The script is by Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed Frozen.

Published in 1963, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time won the Newbery Award and a pile of other prizes. In case you skipped the book:

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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.

Thanks to these books—science fiction stories in which a young woman is unquestionably the hero—I spent several years desperately wishing I had a knack for math or microbiology or astronomy, or any hard science, really. Very excited to see who plays Meg, Cal, and Charles Wallace. Same goes for Meg and Charles Wallace’s mom, an accomplished scientist who cooks on the bunsen burner in her at-home lab, a detail that’s stuck with me for nigh on 20 years.


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