Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee is slated to adapt Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s book A Wrinkle In Time for the big screen, according to Variety. The first and most well-known of L’Engle’s series about the Murry family, A Wrinkle In Time tells the story of Meg Murry’s cosmic journey to save her scientist father. Lee says the novel was one of her favorites as a child and that she plans to emphasize its strong female lead in her script. A Wrinkle In Time certainly seems primed for a Disney franchise: L’Engle’s Time Quartet includes three more novels about the Murry family, and there’s another four books beyond that based on the next generation of the Murrys.
While no director has been announced for the project, Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand will produce. Lee co-wrote Wreck-It Ralph and won 2013’s best animated feature Oscar for Frozen.
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