Ava DuVernay is now standing tall among her peers as the first black woman to director to have a film gross $100M at the box office with the success of A Wrinkle in Time.
Du Vernay also takes her place as the thirteenth Black director overall to ever have a film hit the $100 million milestone, Shadow and Act reports.
And while she clearly has a magic touch for big box office bets her heart is in the work she does to amplify voices of color both in front of and behind the camera.
DuVernay’s production company works to finance and distribute independent movies created by women and people of color.
She’s reportedly working on a comedy series based on Colin Kaepernick during his high school years, and we can’t wait to see it.
New Gods is based on a DC Comics series of the same name. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the first issue of 1971’s New Gods open with a bold statement, “There came a time when the old Gods died!”
Ava DuVernay is also bringing a limited series about the Central Park Five to Netflix, according to Variety.
The five-part series will be written and directed by DuVernay and is set to debut in 2019. This project comes after the widely heralded success of her searing documentary 13th, which examined the system of mass incarceration and the history of racial inequality in the United States.
“I had an extraordinary experience working with Netflix on ’13th’ and am overjoyed to continue this exploration of the criminal justice system as a narrative project with Cindy Holland and the team there,” said DuVernay of the latest project. “The story of the men known as Central Park Five has riveted me for more than two decades. In their journey, we witness five innocent young men of color who were met with injustice at every turn — from coerced confessions to unjust incarceration to public calls for their execution by the man who would go on to be the President of the United States.”
“This is one of the most talked-about cases of our time and Ava’s passionate vision and masterful direction will bring the human stories behind the headlines to life in this series,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix. “After powerfully reframing the public conversation about criminality and injustice in ’13th,’ Ava now turns a new lens to a case that exposes deep flaws in our criminal justice system.”
more recommended stories
The One Oscar-Worthy Performance Nobody Talked About This Year
It’s been a surprising, frustrating awards.
Woody Allen Is Somehow Still Making Movies
A Spanish production company is financing.
Gwyneth Paltrow Says She’s The Real Victim In Ski Slope Hit-Run
Gwyneth Paltrow is countersuing a man.
Kim Kardashian Defends Khloe Amid Tristan Thompson Cheating Scandal
Kim Kardashian praised sister Khloe for continuing.
With ‘High Flying Bird,’ Steven Soderbergh Remains Hollywood’s Iconoclast
Trace a director’s work for enough.
North West, 5, Lands First Solo Magazine Cover And Kim Kardashian Is ‘Seriously So Proud’
Step aside Kris Jenner ― the.
Even Rob Thomas Got So Sick Of ‘Smooth’ He Couldn’t Listen To It
“I just want to point out.
Jordyn Woods Speaks Out For First Time Amid Tristan Thompson Cheating Scandal
Jordyn Woods has apparently taken the.
Miley Cyrus shares topless photos of herself from Vanity Fair photo shoot
<br> Miley Cyrus risked a nip.
Addicted to Outrage: What the bizarre responses to Jussie Smollett’s case say about us
Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon on.