Disney has revealed the first trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay‘s (Selma) highly-anticipated foray into blockbuster filmmaking. The sci-fi/fantasy film is being described as a “reimagining” of Madeleine L’Engle‘s beloved novel of the same name.
The story follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), her brilliant brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their friend Calvin (Levi Miller) on an unexpected journey into alternate dimensions after their father (Chris Pine) goes missing. There, they cross paths with a number of fantastical characters and creatures, including a trio of “chimerical celestial beings” who help Meg on her journey, Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who.
Watch the first trailer below. A Wrinkle in Time arrives in theaters on March 9, 2018 and also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium, André Holland as Principal Jenkins, and Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, and Will McCormack.
The film, which is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph of love.
Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer. The film stars: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine and introduces Storm Reid.