Frozen Director Jennifer Lee to Adapt A Wrinkle in Time

Frozen Director Jennifer Lee to Adapt A Wrinkle in Time
Jennifer Lee
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08/06/2014 AT 11:30 AM EDT

The woman behind Frozen has chosen her next project, and it's no less magical than her last.

Jennifer Lee has agreed to write the film adaption of Madeleine L'Engle's science-fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time for Disney, Variety reports.

There's no word on who will direct the movie, but Disney has revealed that it will be produced by Jim Whitaker, who also produced American Gangster and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, with Catherine Hand.

A Wrinkle in Time, published in 1962, follows a brother and sister who must travel through space and time in order to save their missing father from an evil entity known only as "The Black Thing." The fantasy book was also turned into a TV movie for Disney in 2003.



Just like Frozen, A Wrinkle in Time will emphasize a strong, female-driven narrative, which is in keeping with Lee's own story. Lee, who also co-wrote Wreck-It Ralph, became the first woman to direct a Disney animated feature with Frozen, which won the 2014 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

A release date for A Wrinkle in Time has yet to be announced.

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