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Oprah Winfrey Boards A Wrinkle in Time

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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.

Harpo Films to Adapt “The Invention of Wings”

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Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, “The Invention of Wings” will be heading to the big screen. Harpo Films announced that they have acquired the film right to the New York Times Bestseller.

“The Invention of Wings” has been one of the selections for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.

Kidd’s book, which follows the success of her previous novels, “The Secret Life of Bees” and “The Mermaid Chair,” is about two unforgettable women, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. It tells a remarkable fictionalized story of real-life 19th century abolitionist sisters Angelina and Sarah Grimké. In the novel, for her eleventh birthday, Sarah is gifted with a ten-year-old enslaved girl named Hetty. And while Sarah attempts to reject the gift, ultimately she cannot, nor can she free Hetty or even really protect her when she needs it most. Sarah and Hetty’s lives remain intertwined as they grow into women, each facing their own challenges with courage and faith that they have learned from, and inspired in, one another.

“In her book, Sue Monk Kidd has given us such a rich narrative, compelling characters, and a rare historical perspective that we know will be the ideal foundation for a wonderful film,” said Oprah Winfrey.

An exclusive interview with Oprah and Kidd is planned for broadcast on the Emmy® Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday” on Sunday, April 13 at 11am ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.