Ava DuVernay Continues to Break Boundaries as First Female of Color to Direct a $100 Million Movie
By Raphael Chestang
Selma director Ava DuVernay is passing a major milestone in Hollywood.
According to The Los Angeles Times, DuVernay's upcoming Disney movie, A Wrinkle in Time, has a budget upwards of $100 million, which would make her the first female director of color to helm a movie with such a hefty price tag.
What's more, she is just the third woman to do so. Oscar winner Kathrym Bigelow (K-19: The Widowmaker) and Patty Jenkins, whose Wonder Woman film is in post-production, are the only other members of this elite club.
A Wrinkle in Time, starring Oprah Winfrey is due out next year. The film is an adaptation of the 1963 Madeleine L'Engle science fantasy novel which follows a young girl whose scientist father goes missing after working on a mysterious project for the government.
The Golden Globe-nominated director is also collaborating with Winfrey on the OWN drama, Queen Sugar. Last month, DuVernay gushed to ET about working with the media mogul.