'Selma's' Ava DuVernay to Direct Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay will helm Disney's adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time," the 1963 fantasy classic written by Madeleine L’Engle.

Deadline reports DuVernay is also in negotiations for "Intelligent Life," the DreamWorks sci-fi thriller written by Colin Trevorrow, and it's unknown which project will come first on her calendar. The website notes the filmmaker was courted by Disney for six months.

DuVernay began negotiations with Marvel Studios last year to direct "Black Panther," but ultimately passed on the project.

Adapted by Jennifer Lee ("Frozen"), "A Wrinkle in Time" follows 14-year-old Meg, her younger brother and a classmate as they travel through space and time in search of her missing astrophysicist father.

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