Oprah Winfrey Joins the Cast of A Wrinkle in Time

Posted by at 9:24 am on July 27, 2016

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Director Ava DuVernay‘s upcoming big screen take on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time has today found its first star. According to Variety, the film will reteam DuVernay with Selma star Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey will play the part of Mrs. Which.

Published in 1962, A Wrinkle in Time is described on L’Engle’s official site follows:

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. She claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a tesseract, which, if you didn’t know, is a wrinkle in time.

Meg’s father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

Frozen screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee is adapting A Wrinkle in Time into a screenplay, with Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand producing. A Wrinkle in Time marks the first title in L’Engle’s four-book “Time Quartet” series, which also includes A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Many Waters. L’Engle’s 1989 novel, An Acceptable Time, was also marketed as part of the series but took place a generation earlier.

Mrs. Which is one of three immortal women who appear in A Wrinkle in Time. The others include Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who.

Winfrey, who also served as a producer on Selma, has twice been nominated for an Academy Award: Once for her work as a producer on the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic and once as an actress in Steven Spielberg’s 1986 The Color Purple.

 

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