– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Disney has just released a new featurette for their upcoming fantasy film, A Wrinkle in Time. The film is based on the novel of the same name by writer Madeleine L’Engle, and tells the story of a girl who travels through time and space in search of her father.

Taking the helm of this film is Selma director Ava DuVernay. In addition to the great spectacle, she also manages to bring a great deal of diversity to what could have otherwise been an all-white cast. In the film, the lead is a mixed-race girl.

A Wrinkle in Time is about a story named Meg,” says DuVernay. “She’s imperfect. She’s all of us. She’s in a package that’s much different than most cinematic characters: a black girl with curly hair and glasses. It’s the idea that any of us can be a hero.”

But the lead isn’t where they stop. The celestials are made up by Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling.

“I’ve never been part of a movie, where the diversity represented on-camera and off-camera is so effortlessly inclusive,” says Kaling.

Below is the official synopsis for A Wrinkle in Time:

“From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, 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. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.”

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SOURCE: Disney

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.