A Wrinkle In Time Trailer, Poster & Release Date

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An army of talent including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling hit the stage to reveal the first trailer for Disney‘s forthcoming adaptation of the 1960s book, A Wrinkle in Time.

Ava DuVernay, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid and Chris Pine at D23 Expo

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Director Ava DuVernay was overjoyed to introduce her cast, which also includes Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and newcomer Storm Reid: “We wanted to make a cast that looked like you,” she told the audience at Disney’s D23 Expo. “One that showcased the cast, and the real world.”

DuVernay, the director behind the Oscar-winning documentary 13, and Oscar-nominated drama Selma, is making history as the first black woman to direct a film with a $100 million budget.

Revealing the film’s poster, Oprah, who was inducted as one of Disney’s Legends on Friday, riffed on her “You get a car” meme.

“Everybody gets a poster!” she yelled, as the house screamed. “You get a poster, you get a poster…” and, wonderfully, the thousands of people in the audience all did get a poster when they left the presentation.

A Wrinkle in Time is a reimagining of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel that takes Meg Murry (12 Years A Slave actress Storm Reid), her brilliant brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin on an unexpected journey into alternate dimensions on a mission to bring home their father (Pine).

Mindy Kaling, whose wise and ancient character Mrs Whatsit speaks only in riddles, says that her dialogue has been given a modern twist. “I think I quote Jay Z,” she said.

It will be released in UK cinemas on March 23 2018.

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