Jennifer Lee, the co-director and co-writer of Disney’s 2013 animated hit “Frozen,” will come aboard to write a script for a film version of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s novel “A Wrinkle in Time," according to Variety.
“A Wrinkle in Time” follows Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin who, with the help of three witches, try to rescue Meg and Charles Wallace’s scientist father, who disappeared after working on a mysterious project.
The novel was previously adapted by Disney as a made-for-TV movie in 2003 which aired on ABC. It starred Katie Stuart of “X-Men 2” and “Everwood” actor Gregory Smith as well as Alfre Woodard, Kate Nelligan, and Alison Elliott as the witches.
According to Variety, Lee “impressed Disney executives with her take on the project, which emphasizes a strong female-driven narrative and creatively approaches the science fiction and world-building elements of the book.”
“A Wrinkle in Time” was published in 1962 and won a Newbery Medal the following year.