Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey are shaping up to have one of the great media partnerships of our time, as Oprah continues to supply the muscle to power Ava's directorial projects, and occasionally step in front of the camera for her as well. News broke this week that Oprah will play in Disney's new adaptation of the classic children's novel A Wrinkle in Time, which DuVernay is directing.
Kids have been reading Madelein L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time since 1963, so the film is sure to be met with huge fanfare. Disney trusting DuVernay with the project is just further proof of the filmmaker's clout. Wrinkle is the story of a young girl, Meg, whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. He's transported to a fifth dimension, and Meg encounters characters like Mrs. Which, who Winfrey would play, as she searches for her father.
Oprah starred in and executive produced Selma, which DuVernay helmed. The two women are also co-producing Queen Sugar, OWN's next original series, which REVOLT got a sneak peek of this summer at Essence Fest.