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

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

Published in 1963, Madeleine Lā€™Engleā€™s A Wrinkle in Time won the Newbery Award and a pile of other prizes. In case you skipped the book:

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 booksā€”science fiction stories in which a young woman is unquestionably the heroā€”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 Wallaceā€™s mom, an accomplished scientist who cooks on the bunsen burner in her at-home lab, a detail thatā€™s stuck with me for nigh on 20 years.


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