Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Viola Davis will star in the film adaptation of Ann Weisgarber's novel The Personal History of Rachel Dupree. Deadline reported that Davis's production company, JuVee Productions, optioned the film rights in 2011, and she will produce in association with SixtyFourSixty. Cast members also include Mahershala Ali and Quvenzhané Wallis. Filming will begin in 2017.
Storm Reid, "a 13 year-old actress who appeared in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture 12 Years A Slave," will play the lead role in the adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time, Deadline reported. The film is being directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma) from a script by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Production is scheduled to start later this year with other cast members Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.