Storm Reid Takes Lead Role in A Wrinkle in Time

Director Ava DuVernay‘s upcoming big-screen take on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time has found its young leading lady as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that 13-year-old Storm Reid (12 Years a SlaveA Happening of Monumental Proportions) has signed on to play Meg Murry. Reid will join a cast that currently has some A-level actresses lined up, including Oprah Winfrey playing the part of the immortal Mrs. Which, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, and Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit.

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.

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