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Winfrey, DuVernay tease ‘A Wrinkle in Time’.
By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
Published July 20, 2017

This May 20, 2017 file photo shows director Ava DuVernay at the 76th Annual Peabody Awards in New York. Netflix says the historic case of the Central Park Five will be brought to life in a limited series to be written and directed by Ava DuVernay. The five-episode drama will be based on the true story of five teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping Trisha Meili while she was jogging in Central Park in 1989. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Ava DuVernay says she wanted to direct an adaption of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantasy classic “A Wrinkle in Time” because she saw herself in it.

Speaking in Anaheim on Saturday at the biannual Disney fan expo, D23, DuVernay was joined on stage by her film’s cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine and newcomer Storm Reid, who plays the film’s lead, Meg. They also showed a colorful, mind-bending teaser .

Winfrey, who was anointed a Disney Legend last Friday, cried out to the crowd of thousands that everybody gets a poster! Fans responded by chanting, “Oprah! Oprah!”

The fantasy epic was written by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen.”

It hits theaters March 9, 2018.

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