Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman To Direct $100 Million Film

DuVernay will direct Disney’s adaption of Madeline Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time novel.

August 04, 2016
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Earlier this week, it was announced that Ava DuVernay has signed on to direct Disney's upcoming adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time novel, The Los Angeles Times reports. The announcement marks an important milestone, as DuVernay becomes the first black woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of over $100 million.

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DuVernay responded to reports of the news on Twitter this week, writing, "Not the first capable of doing so. Not by a long shot. Thanks to @DisneyStudios for breaking this glass with me."

On Thursday, Deadline reported that the Selma director's ARRAY production collective will pick U.K. drama Honeytrap for a limited release in September.

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