Ryan Coogler Pens Heartfelt Letter to Ava DuVernay

Ryan Coogler Pens Heartfelt Letter to Ava DuVernay

The Disney film, directed by Ava DuVernay, boasts an incredible cast - including Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon - but a negative reception from critics risked denting its returns in cinemas.

Ava DuVernay, left, and Ryan Coogler arrive at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in February. "It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", he raved in the letter published on ESPN's website. He also credits her with sharing the inclusion rider clause two years before Frances McDormand spoke about it at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is one of the highest grossing movies of all time, a feat that it accomplished in nearly exactly one month. But Variety said the film was "wildly uneven, weirdly suspenseless, and totally all over the place", while the Los Angeles Times liked the "sheer exuberance" of the movie but wished it was "more focused, more disciplined". Coogler states that, "Ava is inclusion, equity and representation". Plus, A Wrinkle in Time has already made a name for itself due to the fact that by being hired to direct it, Ava DuVernay is the first woman of color to helm a live action movie with a budget exceeding $100 million. "She is all of these things, but sometimes I forget she is human", Coogler wrote, saying that he found out that she lost her father a few years back when she was filming her documentary 13th.

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A Wrinkle In Time is adapted from the book by Madeleine L'Engle, and those who were fond of it are likely to turn out to see the movie. "Ava, the warrior, weathered that loss while making 13th to show everyone with a Netflix subscription that American slavery never ended - it had only morphed".

Usually, interviews with actors, director, etc. are held at a hotel, but when Storm Reid came to Atlanta to promote her new movie A Wrinkle in Time, we got to do the interview at a very cool location: her old Elementary school.

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