Ava DuVernay isn't interested in directing a Star Wars movie
Mar 13 2018 by Francis Osborne
And though the film might be competing in the box office against Black Panther, the two directors are nothing but supportive of each other.
Today the talented director checked into The Breakfast Club to talk about getting into the game at a "late" age, getting Sade to cut a song for the soundtrack to A Wrinkle In Time, and why she passed on directing Black Panther. "It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", he raved in the letter published on ESPN's website.
IN THIS ISSUE, Victoria Newton Ford writes about Ava DuVernay's forthcoming movie adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's bestselling fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time.
The director recalled how DuVernay, a publicist-turned-director, was "already one of (his) heroes" before he met her.
Chiefs set to release Tamba Hali
Hali originally came to the United States after escaping from the war-torn African nation of Liberia when he was 10 years old. Hali's release was expected given lack of on-field production in 2017 and the cost of keeping him on the roster.
'Ava is a pioneer.
Coogler shared his praise for DuVernay's 2014 film, Selma, and the 2016 show, Queen Sugar, for which DuVernay "mandated the use of female directors and key creatives". Coogler states that, "Ava is inclusion, equity and representation". But Varietysaid the film was "wildly uneven, weirdly suspenseless, and totally all over the place", while the Los Angeles Times liked the "sheer exuberance" of the movie but wished it was "more focused, more disciplined". By then she had written, produced and directed two incredible films, about black women finding hope while experiencing grief and loss, all while maintaining a production and distribution company to finance and distribute underserved independent films made by women and people of color.
Usually, interviews with actors, director, etc. are held at a hotel, but when Storm Reid came to Atlanta to promote her new movie A Wrinkle in Time, we got to do the interview at a very cool location: her old Elementary school. The main character in the film, Meg, uses her love, her hope and her kickass skills as a scientist to bring him back, and maybe she saves the universe along the way.
A Wrinkle in Time and Black Panther are now playing in theaters.