WHO’S IN IT?

Oprah Winfrey (Selma), Reese Witherspoon (Sweet Home Alabama), Mindy Kaling (The Night Before), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Michael Peña (Collateral Beauty), Storm Reid (12 Years A Slave), Zach Galifianakis (Birdman), Chris Pine (Hell or High Water), Levi Miller (Better Watch Out), Deric McCabe (Stephanie), André Holland (Moonlight), Rowan Blanchard (Spy Kids: All The Time In The World), Daniel MacPherson (Infini), Bellamy Young (Mission: Impossible III), Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Ava DuVernay (Selma), director; Jennifer Lee (Frozen), writer; Catherine Hand (film debut) and Jim Whitaker (Pete’s Dragon), producers; Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim), composer; Tobias A. Schliessler (Beauty and the Beast), cinematographer; Spencer Averick (Middle of Nowhere), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

When her astrophysicist father Alex (Pine) disappears, young Meg Mully (Reid) learns that he is being held captive on a distant planet that’s deep in the grasp of a universe-spanning evil. Along with her friend Calvin (Miller), her highly-intelligent younger brother Charles (McCabe), and three astral travellers known as Mrs. Which (Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Kaling), Meg sets out across time and space to find him…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Ava DuVernay brings to life the classic sci-fi fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle with some incredibly creative visuals, and a strong beating heart at the centre of its sense of epic adventure.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 23RD MARCH 2018