Jennifer Lee has found her next project. The Oscar-winning director and co-writer of Frozen, the highest grossing animated movie of all time, will take on a big-screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel A Wrinkle in Time for Disney.
This isn’t the first time Disney has attempted a film adaptation of the novel. The company put out a made for TV movie in 2003, which L’Engle openly disliked.
“I expected it to be bad, and it is,” the author told Newsweek in 2004.
A Wrinkle in Time was one of Lee’s favorite books as a child, however, and her track record with strong, female-centric storylines (see: Frozen) speaks well for the script.
There is currently no director attached to the script, but Variety reports Jim Whitaker (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Robin Hood) and Catherine Hand (A Wrinkle in Time) are set to produce.