Ava DuVernay Confirmed to Direct 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Director Ava DuVernay
Director Ava DuVernay

It’s about “Time” for Ava DuVernay.

The filmmaker has been confirmed to direct Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” Deadline reports on Tuesday.

The fantasy film, adapted from the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle novel, tells the story of a young girl whose scientist father goes missing after working on a mysterious project that involves traveling through dimensions. Oscar-winning “Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee has been tapped to write the script.

And DuVernay is in talks to helm another big studio project for Amblin’s (Steven Spielberg’s production company) “Intelligent Life,” with Lupita Nyong’o attached to star, Deadline adds.

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The sci-fi thriller is about a U.N. worker who falls in love with a mystery woman who turn out to be an alien. He works in a department designed to represent mankind if alien contact happens.

The big deals come after DuVernay’s breakout success with “Selma,” the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr Civil Rights drama, which earned a Best Picture nomination at the 87th annual Academy Awards and was a box office hit.