15 Need-to-Know Facts You’d Never Guess About A Wrinkle in Time

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A Wrinkle in Time was published over 50 years ago, but it is STILL such a relevant story. That’s why Madeleine L’Engle‘s classic novel that we all know and love has been adapted into not one, but two movies! You probably didn’t know that the first one came out in 2003, when CGI wasn’t nearly what it is now, but the second one was just released this month — and it definitely won’t be forgotten.

Not only will the story of Meg and Charles Wallace’s adventure to save their father from another planet have you hooked, but you’ll be floored by the effects — and by the all-star cast! Seeing Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine share a screen with newcomers Storm Reid and Deric McCabe is a treat in and of itself. And did we mention it’s directed by Ava DuVernay? Come on!

But translating a book to the big screen, especially with a company like Disney on your back, is a HUGE endeavor. There were a lot of changes along the way — and a lot of behind-the-scenes secrets — so it’s a good thing we’re here to clue you in: