|Directed by||:||Ava DuVernay||Produced by||:||Jim Whitaker Catherine Hand||Screenplay by||:||Jennifer Lee Jeff Stockwell||Based on||:||Madeleine L'Engle||Country||:||United States|
Thirteen-year-old middle school student Meg Murry struggles to adjust to her school and home life since her father Alex, a renowned scientist, mysteriously disappeared while studying astrophysics when she was very young. Both Meg and her mother Kate believed he solved the question of humanity's existence and theorized that he was teleported to another world.
One evening, Meg's younger brother Charles Wallace welcomes Mrs. Whatsit, a red-haired stranger in an extravagant white dress, into the Murry family house. Mrs. Whatsit claims that the tesseract, a type of space-travel Alex was working on, is real. The next day, one of Meg's classmates, Calvin O'Keefe, joins them to go to the house of Mrs. Who, a friend of Charles Wallace's and a strange woman who speaks only in quotations.
When Calvin joins Meg and Charles Wallace in their backyard, Mrs. Whatsit appears with Mrs. Who and another woman, Mrs. Which. The three reveal themselves as astral travelers and lead Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace through a tesseract, taking them to a distant planet named Uriel.