The upcoming big screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time has today found its first star. According to Variety, Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast in the role of Mrs. Which. Mrs. Which is one of three immortal women who appear in “A Wrinkle in Time.” The others include Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who.
Director Ava DuVernay is helming the project which teams her back up with Winfrey who worked with her on Selma.
“A Wrinkle in Time” was published in 1962 and is described on L’Engle’s official site as is 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?
Jennifer Lee is adapting the book 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.