DuVernay introduced the trailer alongside Disney production chief Sean Bailey and the entire principal cast of the film - Winfrey, Kaling, Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid.
For the fifth-grader version of me who first traveled through time via this book, there couldn't have been anything more exhilarating or terrifying than being transported through some sort of wormhole to odd galaxies and alien planets ranging from Uriel's realm of benevolent centaurs to the mind-control hell of Camazotz.
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Nevertheless, Ernestine said her husband is a "fighter" and has "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going". The 47-year-old has been battling health issues for five years but hit "rock bottom" more than a year ago.