‘Queen Sugar’ Director Cheryl Dunye Tapped To Helm ‘The Wonder of All Things’ For Lionsgate
Cheryl Dunye, a filmmaking force since the ‘90s, is set to write and direct the film adaptation of the supernatural story, The Wonder of All Things, for Lionsgate.
Cheryl Dune, a writer-director who has been creating indie films since the late 1990s, has been tapped to write and direct The Wonder of All Things for Lionsgate. The company snapped up the screen rights to the Jason Mott novel four years ago.
The Wonder of All Things is a supernatural story that follows 13-year-old Ava, who discovers her healing powers after saving the life of her friend Wash following a plane disaster at an air show. No casting or crew additions have been announced along with Dunye’s signing.
Dunye, whose debut feature The Watermelon Woman won the Teddy Award in 1996, was also nominated for Best Director at the Spirit Awards for HBO’s The Stranger Inside in 2001. Dunye has been teachiing cinema for the last few years at San Francisco State in between features, and she has directed episodes of Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar as well as The Fosters and Claws.
Dunye is also developing a feature version of her short film Black Is Blue and is currently raising funds to package that project.
SOURCE: Shadow & Act