Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are in talks to star alongside Oprah Winfrey in the A WRINKLE IN TIME feature film.
The Disney movie adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic story A Wrinkle in Time will be directed by Ava DuVernay. Oprah Winfrey was the first and currently only confirmed actress involved in the film. She’ll be playing one of the three Mrs., Mrs. Which. Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon are planned to play the other two Mrs.
Here’s the novel’s overview:
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?
The Mrs. are supernatural beings that help Meg, Charles, and Calvin on their journey. Mindy Kaling is planned to play Mrs. Who, the one who quotes literature. Reese Witherspoon is planned to play Mrs. Whatsit, a grandmotherly type celestial creature.
The screenplay was written by one-half of the Frozen director-duo, Jennifer Lee, and production is planned to start in November.