Witherspoon, Winfrey and DuVernay participate in the news conference for Disney?s “A Wrinkle in Time” in Hollywood. AFP / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Alberto E. Rodriguez
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If "Black Panther" demonstrated that women can dominate a highly lucrative action movie, then "A Wrinkle in Time" takes the lesson further – showing the boys how to be gracious followers.Galifianakis, becoming emotional, said he felt "real proud" to be part of the project alongside many non-white, mainly female, actors including Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.Through one girl's transformative journey led by three planet-hopping guides, the movie posits that strength comes from embracing one's individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel "by one's own light".DuVernay plucked 14-year-old Reid from thousands of hopefuls to play Meg Murry, the daughter of two world-renowned physicists who struggles with her self-image and just wants to fit in at her Los Angeles middle school.
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