Mindy Kaling is no stranger to having a successful TV series run on Hulu. Now we are getting a first look at her latest project for the network, a TV series adaptation of Richard Curtis‘ Four Weddings and A Funeral, which she co-created, co-wrote, and executively produced. Like the original, the film will follow a group of friends who reunite for four weddings and a funeral while also trying to figure out if true love is an actual thing that they can obtain. Check out the trailer here below.
The superhero field has become more diversified in recent years, and one of the most notable heroes to appear in the pages of a comic book is Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first Muslim hero. Khan took over the Ms. Marvel name and suit from Carol Danvers who assumed the Captain Marvel name. The character’s appearance has been an inspiration and the face of inclusion, and now she may be getting the big screen treatment.
In an interview during the Late Night press junket, Mindy Kaling says she has spoken to Marvel Studios about writing a Ms. Marvel adaptation. More on this below.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the official main trailer for Ocean’s 8, a spinoff/sequel to the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy.
The movie follows a group of women attempting to pull off a massive heist in New York, led by Sandra Bullock as the sister of Danny Ocean, who was played in the original trilogy by George Clooney. Also starring is Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Armitage, and James Corden, with Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games) directing from a script he co-wrote with Olivia Milch (Netflix’s Dude).
Continue below to read a full synopsis and watch the new trailer.
A Wrinkle In Time Director: Ava DuVernay
Screenwriter: Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael PeÃ±a, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG | 109 Minutes
Release Date: March 9, 2018
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” “” Tzu, Chinese
26 different publishers rejected Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time when she began shopping the book around in early 1960. The science fantasy story was seen as too complicated or “too adult” for children to comprehend, and publishers of the era believed there wasn’t an audience for books with young female leads. They were wrong. The children’s novel was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1962, and has since become a beloved classic, praised for encouraging young girls to embrace their love of speculative fiction and pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Now, 55 years later, Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, a film adaptation directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma, The Thirteenth), hopes to inspire young girls of color similarly. Known for championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood, DuVernay is the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a production budget over $100 million. In keeping with her goal to create a more diverse representation on screen, DuVernay chose to stray from L’Engle’s description of the characters and cast actors of all ages, ethnicities, and genders to ensure the timeless story resonates with today’s audiences.
One of the best things about director Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle In Time is how it makes themes about representation and identity easily digestible for a younger audience.
Based on author Madeleine L’Engle‘s novel of the same name, the film uses those timeless issues that affect children and turns it into a sci-fi fantasy adventure with an all-star cast led by the up and coming Storm Reid.
We, along with our fellow journalists, were recently invited to the film’s press junket where the cast and director talked about those themes and how they hope it reaches audiences of all ages.