A trailer of the film directed by Ava DuVernay’s rework of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ premiered Sunday during the 2017 American Music Awards.
The movie is based on a girl’s magical quest with her brother and trio of witches across the universe to find her missing father.
The Film Stars Storm Ried, Chris Pine, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galinfianakis and Mindy Kaling.
DuVernay said she wanted to make a film “with a cast that looked like you, looked like the real world.” She explained the importance of reframing the narrative with a diverse cast, including giving the lead role to African-American actress Reid.
“Literally this girl of color saves the universe. Not just the world, multiple planets and galaxies. That’s just such a radical idea, as a woman of color, as anyone who’s outside of the industry construct of who’s usually put forth as the hero.” – DuVernay
A Wrinkle In Time arrives in theaters March 9, 2018.