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Back in February, Ava DuVernay signed on to direct Disney's film adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time," a 1963 time travel fantasy book by Madeleine L'Engle. Now, as if that wasn't already a call for celebration, the Los Angeles Times reports that the revered director has passed another milestone. With this film, DuVernay, who directed 2014's Oscar-winning "Selma," becomes the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a budget of over $100 million.
Commenting on the milestone, DuVernay responded to a message posted on Twitter that said, "There have been 335 films made for 100 million dollars or more. Not ONE was directed by a black woman, until [DuVernay's] "A Wrinkle in Time."
There have been 335 films made for 100 million dollars or more. Not ONE was directed by a black woman, until @AVAETC's A Wrinkle in Time— Beyleesi (@airedmania) August 3, 2016
A shame. Hollywood and audiences have missed some wonderful voices. High hopes for change. https://t.co/5TrQRV0pO9— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) August 3, 2016
"A Wrinkle in Time," which is based on a screenplay by "Frozen" director Jennifer Lee and starring Oprah Winfrey, is due sometime in 2017.