Y’all, the girls in this house are seriously excited about Disney’s upcoming 2018 release of A Wrinkle in Time. I can honestly say, as a hardcore bookworm, this film is based on the what is probably one of my first favorite books, and is one that I’ve read more than once.
Last summer I introduced the book to my (then) 10-year-old – along with the five book boxed set that I bought for myself (to share, I’m not selfish with my books) and she powered through the first four books. She’s halfway through the fifth – and guys, I didn’t know there was a fifth.
She is practically GIDDY about this movie coming out, and it is perfect timing that she gets to read it (again) in 6th grade.
There may have been a squeal after watching this brand new trailer.
I’m not telling you if it was me or the 11-year-old.
Check it out:
The movie comes out on March 9th, 2018, which ALSO happens to be my girlie’s 12th birthday, and going to see this movie ON her birthday has been her first request – which is impressive, as I have yet to get a Christmas list from her.
It’s safe to say we’re very anxious to see how visionary director Ava DuVernay handles one of our most favorite books, but I expect it to be a beautifully vivid treatment.
It’s 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.
(I mean, what an awesome message that is.)
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted.
Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.
Directed by Oscar® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red and introducing Storm Reid as Meg Murry, with Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium and Chris Pine as Mr. Murry.