The upcoming A Wrinkle in Time adaptation is just getting better and better when it comes to casting! The Ava DuVernay-directed project has added Gugu Mbatha-Raw to the cast according to an announcement last week.
The film is adapted from the iconic novel of the same name written by Madeleine L’Engle’s in 1963. A Wrinkle in Time follows a young girl whose father goes missing while he’s working on a government project called the tesseract. With the help of three celestial beings, the young girl sets out to find her father alongside her brother and friend.
Mbatha-Raw will be playing the role of Dr. Murry, the mother of Meg. She joins the other confirmed cast members Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who) and Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit). Storm Reid will play Meg Murry, the young girl at the film’s center and daughter of Dr. Murry. Chris Pine is set to play Meg’s father opposite of Mbatha-Raw.
The word is that A Wrinkle in Time is the first in a series, so the film could be the beginning of a franchise. The script for A Wrinkle in Time was written by Frozen’s Jennifer Lee.
We don’t have an official premiere date for the adaptation but it is going into production this year.