Chris Pine: Why Ava DuVernay Was The Right Choice For ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

A WRINKLE IN TIMEAva DuVernay made her name as a director through a number of well-received, socially conscious documentaries, getting an Oscar nomination for 2016’s 13th. Her latest project is a movie adaptation of the classic children’s novel, A Wrinkle In Time, and its star, Chris Pine, says DuVernay’s background made her an inspired choice to take on the movie. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chris Pine)

A Wrinkle In Time, also starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, hits theaters on March 9.

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A ‘Wrinkle’ In Chris Pine’s Future … And He’s Excited!

awrinkleintime9-350x518Chris Pine was already in this summer’s biggest blockbuster, Wonder Woman. And it looks like he’s got another hit lined up for next year. Pine will be starring in the movie adaptation of the classic children’s book, A Wrinkle In Time, alongside Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling. He told us he was overwhelmed by the experience of working on the movie with a director he really admires, Ava DuVernay.


A Wrinkle In Time opens in theaters on March 9, 2018.

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Chris Pine Discovers ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ With Ava DuVernay

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With his Star Trek features and even with his stint as Jack Ryan, Chris Pine knows a thing or two about franchise movies. But like Star Trek, the highly anticipated A Wrinkle in Time has its share of resonant themes. Penned by Madeline L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time centers on Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a middle school student who goes on a life changing quest to find her physician father (Chris Pine). Gugu Mbatha-Raw co-stars as Meg’s mother, with Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit) and Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who) playing important roles in Meg’s journey.

Click on the media bar to hear Chris Pine discuss what makes A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay (Selma) a unique filmmaker:

The teaser trailer debuted over the weekend at Anaheim’s D23 expo. Check it out below and tell us what you think!

A Wrinkle in Time, co-starring Zach Galifianakis and André Holland, opens nationwide March 9.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Pummels ‘The Mummy’ With $57.2 Million Weekend

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It was simply no competition as Wonder Woman smashed The Mummy into submission with a $57.2 million weekend. The Mummy, which launches Universal’s Dark Universe line, was a distant second with $32.2 million but has done solid business overseas ($141 million). Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1. Wonder Woman – $57.2 million

2. The Mummy – $32.2 million

3. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – $12.3 million

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $10.7 million

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $6.2 million

6. It Comes At Night – First rate thriller starring Joel Edgerton makes $6 million in its debut weekend.

7. Baywatch – With just $51 million amassed domestically, this comedy is a box office misfire for The Rock. This weekend, it takes in $4.6 million

8. Megan Leavey Kate Mara headlined indie drama collects $3.8 million.

9. Alien: Covenant – The picture is one of this year’s biggest box office disappointments as it’s made just $71 million domestically. This weekend, it collects a meager $1.8 million

10. Everything, Everything – $1.6 million

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Rashida Jones Honored With SAG-AFTRA’s Actors Inspiration Award

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Emmy nominated actress Rashida Jones will be honored by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation with the Actors Inspiration Award. The honor spotlights artists who make a difference in the community by championing philanthropic causes. Jones, a veteran of The Office and current producer/star of Angie Tribeca, will receive the award at the foundation’s 8th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on June 12.

Jones has worked with the International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit which delivers lifesaving care to people fleeing conflict and natural disaster and she is also a supporter of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s online children’s literacy program Storyline Online. Viola Davis, Lily Tomlin, and Chris Pine are among the other actors who’ve worked with Storyline Online. Jones has also been a celebrity ambassador for the youth organization Peace First and has worked with Amnesty International, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and The Trevor Project.

“We are excited to present Rashida Jones with our Actors Inspiration Award and honor her tireless dedication for tackling issues around global poverty, improving health outcomes for people battling AIDS and cancer, and for using her artistic platform to support several important charities, including our very own children’s literacy initiative Storyline Online,” said SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams. “Rashida’s generosity and commitment to giving back to the global community is an inspiration, and we are proud and grateful she will accept this honor.”

Past recipients of the award include Kerry Washington, Sofia Vergara, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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