Ava DuVernay is being tapped to helm two major feature films.
The filmmaker has been approached to direct Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” and Amblin’s (Steven Spielberg’s production company) “Intelligent Life,” according to Deadline.
The big deals come after her 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.
“A Wrinkle in Time” is a fantasy film adapted from the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle novel. It tells the story of a young girl whose scientist father goes missing after working on a mysterious project that involves traveling through dimensions.
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The sci-fi thriller “Intelligent Life” 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.
DuVernay is currently helming the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series “Queen Sugar.”