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'Frozen' co-director Jennifer Lee to adapt 'A Wrinkle in Time'

The Madeline L'Engle novel was previously adapted by Disney in 2003.
By Annie Martin   |   Aug. 5, 2014 at 1:42 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lee will adapt Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time for Disney.

The 42-year-old Frozen co-writer and director will write the screenplay, but is not attached to direct.

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) is a science fantasy novel for young adults, and the first book in L'Engle's Time Quartet series. The story follows a young girl named Meg Murry, whose scientist father has been missing since he worked on the mysterious tesseract. Meg and her younger brother, Charles Wallace, use the tesseract to transcend space and time in hopes of finding and saving their father.

The novel was reportedly one of Lee's favorite books as a child, and she plans to emphasize the female-driven narrative in her adaptation.

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