Ava DuVernay

Gugu Mbatha-Raw joins Ava DuVernay’s
A Wrinkle In Time

Looks like Gugu Mbatha-Raw better start brushing up on her knowledge of tesseracts.  

The Concussion star is in talks to join the upcoming Disney movie A Wrinkle in Time. Selma director Ava DuVernay is helming the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved children’s book, which follows the young Meg Murry (newcomer Storm Reid) as she and her brother Charles Wallace travel through space and time in search of their missing scientist father.

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Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling in talks to join Oprah Winfrey in A Wrinkle in Time

Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time has assembled its trio of mysterious and celestial Mrs. W’s. 

Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are in negotiations to join Oprah Winfrey in the upcoming Disney movie, EW has confirmed. In July, news broke that Winfrey was in talks to star as the enigmatic Mrs. Which in the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved children’s book. If Witherspoon and Kaling officially sign on, they would round out the trio of women as Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, respectively.

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Ava DuVernay set to direct A Wrinkle in Time adaptation

Ava DuVernay is set to direct Disney’s film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, EW has confirmed.

The 1963 time travel fantasy book by Madeleine L’Engle was adapted into a TV movie in 2003, but this will be its first feature film adaptation. The story follows the Murry family, whose father goes missing while working on a mysterious tesseract, prompting his children to follow him across space and time. The movie’s script was penned by Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee.

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Ava DuVernay advised J.J. Abrams on the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens lightsaber battle

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is packed with memorable moments, from the first reveal of the Millennium Falcon to the confrontation between Kylo Ren and Han Solo. But one of the film’s most compelling scenes is that final snowy lightsaber battle between Kylo (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley), and director J.J. Abrams has revealed that he got a little advice from a fellow filmmaker on how to stage that showdown.

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The Must List: Ava DuVernay's 13th, Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train, more


After being shut out of the best director category at the Oscars for her brilliant work on 2014’s Selma, filmmaker Ava DuVernay finds herself back in the awards season conversation, this time smack in the center of the best documentary race with 13th, a timely, necessary, overwhelmingly powerful chronicle of the American prison-industrial complex. 

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Ava DuVernay: People of color 'should have more than a steady diet of Marvel films'

Ava DuVernay, director of 13th, a necessary and overwhelming documentary about the impact of the United States’ prison-industrial complex on American communities of color, wants her audience to know the racial issues her latest project addresses can’t be compartmentalized to her work as an artist; they exist in the real world, and DuVernay exposes them with a burning intensity.

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Ava DuVernay's riveting 13th trailer explores mass incarceration in America

After rising to prominence as the director of celebrated narrative features like Selma and Middle of Nowhere, Ava DuVernay is looking to make waves with her first major theatrical documentary this fall. Now, you can catch a glimpse of that upcoming film, 13th, in a riveting new trailer that premiered online Monday.

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