Variety brings word of a Selma reunion, now that talk show host and actress Oprah Winfrey has closed a deal to board A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the age-old classic.
In the works over at Disney, it’s understood Winfrey has clinched the part of Mrs. Which, one of three “mysterious astral travellers” alongside Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who. Together, they lend a helping hand to our leading crew of young children, who travel through space and time to locate their wayward father. Casting details for those young leads remain under lock and key, but make no mistake, the House of Mouse is casting the net far and wide in search of up-and-coming talent.
Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s novel of the same name, A Wrinkle in Time is the first in a series of sci-fi adventures, and it’s clear Disney is fanning the flames of franchise potential with Ava DuVernay’s big-screen rendition. Below, you’ll get the general gist of the story of L’Engle’s mind-bending adventure.
This is the story of Meg Murry and her little brother Charles Wallace, who have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the fourth dimension time/space travel concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe, and guided by the three mysterious astral travellers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all the evil in the universe in order to find Mr. Murry.
A Wrinkle in Time is still teetering on the edge of production, though with casting beginning to pick up steam, a 2017 theatrical release isn’t out of the question.