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The Latest A Wrinkle in Time Trailer Features Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine

The Ava DuVernay- helmed Disney film looks like it's pure magic.


A Wrinkle in Time

We’re not even a month into 2018 yet but the most stunning trailer of the year might have already arrived. That honor goes to A Wrinkle in Time, the upcoming Disney adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel of the same name. Helmed by Selma director and Jay Z and Beyoncé collaborator Ava DuVernay, the movie looks like it’s going to be completely otherworldly. In the latest look at it, we see Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid, embark on a journey to find her physicist father Dr. Alex Murry (played Chris Pine), who is being held captive on another planet. As daunting as that sounds, Meg has help from a dream team consisting of Oprah Winfrey’s Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon’s Mrs. Whatsit, and Mindy Kaling’s Mrs. Who. Not to mention, Meg is also aided by Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium and Levi Miller who plays her classmate and love interest Calvin O’Keefe.

While A Wrinkle in Time isn’t out until March 9, it’s already been receiving plenty of praise for its diverse casting, which DuVernay has described as people “that looked like you, that looked like the real world.” “I saw myself in it, and I saw so many different kinds of people in it,” DuVernay said when talking about the film earlier this summer, as The Hollywood Reporter noted. “A family story wrapped in an epic adventure where you see worlds you’ve never seen before.”

Part of that scenery is New Zealand, where the cast filmed last winter. At the time, Oprah, Witherspoon and Kaling all documented their experiences in the land of Kiwis. “Never seen a sky like dis. New Zealo is off the chain,” Kaling wrote in the caption of a post on Instagram.

“This is what I see on the the ride to work every morning. crystal blue Lake Hawea. #ilovenewzealand #WrinkleinTime,” wrote Oprah, meanwhile, on Instagram, where she also shared a photo of the three ladies hanging out on Valentine’s Day.

Oprah revealed how DuVernay managed to cast her, over the summer, saying in front of THR, “When Ava told me it is a character who is one of the wisest women in the universe. Who wouldn’t say yes to that?” And who better to play that character than Winfrey?

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Laura Dern, born February 10th. Photo by Juergen Teller for W Magazine.

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