Ava DuVernay is on track to become the hottest director this year. And she has now has another notch under her belt. The Selma director is set to head the crew for the upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.
The announcement comes shortly after word spread of Ava, Ryan Coogler and Hannibal Buress‘ upcoming #JUSTICEFORFLINT benefit taking place Feb. 28. Ava is truly going to be one busy woman this year.
From The Associated Press:
The Newbery Medal-winning book follows the interdimensional adventures of a young girl whose government scientist father goes missing under mysterious circumstances.
“A Wrinkle in Time” is expected to go into production later this year with a script from “Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Catherine Hand, who also produced the 2003 TV movie adaption of the book, is attached to produce alongside “8 Mile” producer James Whitaker.
DuVernay’s civil rights drama Selma was nominated by the Academy Awards for a best picture last year.