The wins just keep coming for Ava DuVernay. In addition to starting production on Queen Sugar, a new series that will air on OWN, the Selma director just landed a huge new project–a Disney movie.
DuVernay signed onto the project after reportedly being wooed by Disney execs for the past six months who also had to contend with the director’s packed schedule.
Here’s how Deadline describes A Wrinkle in Time:
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.
The Disney project marks a huge step up for DuVernay who made her name as an indie filmmaker, but it isn’t the only big studio project in the works. DuVernay is also in contention to helm Intelligent Life, a sci-fi thriller for DreamWorks, and is in talks with producer Frank Marshall to work on a project with Lupita Nyong’o.
From the looks of things, DuVernay is about to have a very busy, and awesome, year. We can’t wait.