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Chris Pine Joins the Cast of Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Chris Pine has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay‘s upcoming adaptation of the classic children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 36-year-old actor will take on the role of the missing scientist father of main character Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid, who sets out on an interplanetary journey to find him.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Pine

Chris joins an all-star cast that also includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

Shooting for the film is set to begin later this fall in Los Angeles.

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Couple Up at Variety's Power of Women Luncheon

Miley Cyrus strikes a pose while attending Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon Presented by Lifetime on Friday (October 14) in Los Angeles.

The 23-year-old singer was joined by her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, marking the first time the couple has posed for pictures together at a public event since they got back together earlier this year.

Miley had her arms around Liam while they watched some of the presenters, and the duo was spotted taking selfies together and staying close as they mingled with guests.

Liam was happy to support Miley‘s latest Variety magazine cover, which honored her charity work with her Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization the offers support to the LGBTQ community and homeless youth.

Other honorees included Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Ava DuVernay, and Laverne Cox.

“I was overjoyed to not only share today with the brazen women in this room … but feeling just so fortunate,” Miley said during her speech (via People). “To anyone who’s ever felt like they’re different or don’t fit in, I want you to take that as a victory and know you’re not alone. I want to send love into the universe because we desperately need it.”

35+ pictures inside of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth at the event… More Here! »

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Scarlett Johansson & Helen Mirren Step Out at Variety Power of Women Luncheon

Scarlett Johansson looks chic in a flowered dress while attending at Variety’s Power Of Women Luncheon on Friday afternoon (October 14) at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 31-year-old actress was joined at the event by her fellow honorees Helen Mirren, Laverene Cox and Ava DuVernay.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Scarlett Johansson

While on the carpet, Helen opened up about gender inequality in the entertainment industry and how she has seen it change.

“You can not imagine how it’s changed. It’s so extraordinary…a change I’ve seen a lot in the last 10, 15 years is behind the camera, more and more women in the camera department, the sound department and that is a very exciting development,” she explained.

FYI: Scarlett is wearing a Mayle dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes and carrying a Dolce & Gabbana clutch.

20+ pictures inside from the Variety’s Power Of Women Luncheon
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Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox, & More Cover Variety's Power of Women L.A. Issue

Laverne Cox, Ava DuVernay, Scarlett Johansson, and Helen Mirren take separate covers for Variety‘s Power of Women issues!

The ladies – who were also joined by Miley Cyrus for the honor – opened up to the mag – here’s what they shared:

Laverne, on her involvement with National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP): “What’s so exciting about the work NCAVP does is it’s also about changing the narrative of who LGBTQ people are and when we begin to change the narrative, then we reduce violence against those communities. And so much of that narrative comes from data collection. For years they’ve been the only agency tracking violence against the LGBTQ community. It is vital, vital work the NCAVP is doing to change the narrative, to change policy, to change lives.”

Scarlett, on Planned Parenthood: “It’s pretty terrifying. Somehow, a woman’s right to choose has become a subject that’s on the Republican platform. I don’t really know what it has to do with politics at all. It seems to be a deeply personal issue.”

Ava, on her diverse casting: “I wanted to make sure all girls see themselves in the film.”

For more from the women, visit Variety.com.

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Oprah Winfrey Supports Director Pal Ava DuVernay at New York Film Festival Opening

Oprah Winfrey meets up with her pal, director Ava DuVernay, at the premiere of Netflix’s documentary 13th during the opening night of the 2016 New York Film Festival on Friday night (September 30) in New York City.

Ava directed the film, which explores the racial inequality in the justice system. It is the first non-fiction film to ever open the festival!

Showing their support at the event were Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, Common, Chloe Sevigny with boyfriend Ricky Saiz, Gabourey Sidibe, and JJ Abrams.

The movie premieres on Netflix on October 7. Watch the trailer below.


13TH | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
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Storm Reid Set to Star in Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Storm Reid just landed the lead role in Ava DuVernay and Disney’s adaptation of the classic children’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, according to THR.

The 13-year-old actress will be in good company as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are all in negotiations to sign onto the project as well.

“Dear God, please let me sleep longer if this is a dream! Thank you @directher @oprah @mindykaling @reesewitherspoon @disney. I am thrilled and humbled beyond words to work with this AMAZING group of people. #dreamingofwrinkles #AWIT #surreallifemoment #proudtobewrinkled,” Storm wrote on her Instagram account.

A Wrinkle In Time tells the story of a young girl whose scientist father has disappeared. She finds herself on an interplanetary journey to find her father with a classmate and her younger brother. Along the way, the trio are aided by supernatural beings – Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which.

Oprah Winfrey Teams Up with Ava DuVernay At 'Queen Sugar' Premiere - Watch Trailer!

Oprah Winfrey is all smiles while hitting the red carpet at the premiere of her brand new show Queen Sugar held at the Warner Bros. Studio Lot Steven J. Ross Theater on Monday (August 29) in Burbank, Calif.

The 62-year-old actress-executive producer was joined by her co-creator Ava DuVernay, stars of the show Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Rutina Wesley, Tina Lifford, Timon Kyle Durrett, Omar J Dorsey, Kwesi Boakye, Kwame Boateng, Greg Vaughan, Marycarmen Lopez, Estrella Nouri, as well as Xosha Roquemore and Niecy Nash.

Queen Sugar follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon (Rutina) and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.


‘Queen Sugar’ Extended Trailer | Oprah Winfrey Network

40+ pictures inside of Oprah Winfrey and the cast of Queen Sugar at their premiere…More Here! »

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