|Directed by||:||Ava DuVernay||Produced by||:||Jim Whitaker, Catherine Hand||Based on||:||A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle||Starring||:||Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw||Production companies||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment||Country||:||United States||Language||:||English|
A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine, and follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her father, who went missing after discovering a new planet.
Principal photography began on November 2, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. With a production budget of $100 million, the film became the first live-action film with a nine-digit budget to be directed by a woman of color. A Wrinkle in Time was released by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States on March 9, 2018, in Disney Digital 3-D, Real D 3D, and IMAX. The film received mixed reviews, with critics "taking issue with the film's heavy use of CGI and numerous plot holes" while "celebrating its message of female empowerment and diversity."