Frozen co-director to adapt children’s book A Wrinkle in Time for Disney

The script for the dramatisation of the 1962 science fantasy book will have a strong female lead, says Jennifer Lee


Jennifer Lee had a huge success as writer and co-director of the award-winning Frozen. Now she’s slated to adapt the children’s book A Wrinkle in Time for film.


Written by Madeleine L’Engle, the science fantasy novel was published in 1962 and is the first in a series about the Murry Family, although the five books are independent of each other and not meant to be read consecutively.

In the first story, 14-year-old Meg Murry goes on a cosmic journey, defying time and encountering outside worlds, to save her scientist father who mysteriously disappears.

And in the same spirit as Frozen, Lee says she plans to emphasise its strong female lead in her script, according to Variety

No director has been attached to the project, although Jim Whitaker (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, American Gangster) and Catherine Hand are on board to produce. Hand also produced a Wrinkle in Time TV movie for ABC in 2003.


Lee’s recent credits also include co-writing Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph with Rich Moore. The movie received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.