Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay to Direct Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o Buddy Film
The photo that launched a meme that inspired a social media dream is now becoming a reality because sometimes the internet has some okay ideas (sometimes). Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are teaming up to co-star in a buddy movie directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Issa Rae — if …
Disney Announces ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ 2018 Release Date
Disney is not going to let us forget about Ava DuVernay’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time adaptation anytime soon. As soon as casting was completed, DuVernay and her crew got straight to work on production, announcing today in a creative way that filming has officially begun, and exactly when we c…
‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Casts Michael Pena as ‘Red’
Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time might have just cast its first villain, in the form of none other than Ant-Man co-star Michael Pena. At this point, we should have learned by now not to be surprised by any more casting choices, as DuVernay first made the central family of the film mixed race …
Zach Galifianakis in Talks for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
With Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected. First, she made the decision to update the story, having a black protagonist and a mixed-race family at the center of the story. Now, she’s trying her hand at gender-swapping, casting Zach Galifianaki…
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Chris Pine Join ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
In a pretty inspired move, back when the idea for a Wrinkle in Time movie was still a whisper on the wind, director Ava DuVernay decided to give her adaptation the kind of multicultural cast that is unfortunately all but unheard of in a fantasy movie. The Murry family, whom Madeleine L’Engle&…
Ava DuVernay Consulted on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
Star Wars: The Force Awakens underwent a bunch of reshoots, as is the norm for blockbusters these days, and while, at the time, those reshoots were mostly kept a mystery, now some news has come out about one key scene in particular. Apparently J.J. Abrams and Ava DuVernay are good friends (who knew?…

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