A Wrinkle in Time (2018 film)

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 Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 novel of the same name. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Whitaker Entertainment, the story follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her missing father. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Storm Reid, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.

A Wrinkle in Time
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAva DuVernay
Screenplay by
Based onA Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle
Produced by
  • Jim Whitaker
  • Catherine Hand
CinematographyTobias A. Schliessler
Edited bySpencer Averick
Music byRamin Djawadi
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) (El Capitan Theatre)
  • March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09) (United States)
Running time
109 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$100–130 million[2][3][4]
Box office$132.7 million[5][6]

It is Disney's second film adaptation of L'Engle's novel, following a 2003 television film. Development began in 2010, with DuVernay signing on to direct in February 2016. Principal photography began on November 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Near the end of filming, production moved to New Zealand, where photography ended on February 25, 2017. With an estimated production budget of $103 million, the film became the first $100-million-budget live-action film to be directed by a black woman.[7][8][9]

With a total production and marketing budget of around $150 million,[10] the film was one of the biggest box-office bombs of all time, with losses of up to $130.6 million.[11][12][13] The film received mixed reviews from critics, who found issue with "the film's heavy use of CGI and numerous plot holes."[14]

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