For me a memorable movie contains 3 things: a timeless story, compelling storytelling and strong leading roles. Disney is reaching for the stars with the latest live action film, A Wrinkle in Time. The powerhouse of recently cast strong female actors has the social media world buzzing with excitement – especially this fan. See how Disney A Wrinkle In Time is attempting to bring this game changing timeless classic to life with Storm Reid leading the charge.
Walt Disney Studios has just announced that 13-year-old star Storm Reid has been cast as the leading lady, Meg Murray, in this latest live-action film. Reid joins a cast which already includes Oprah Winfrey in the role of Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon in the role of Mrs. Whatsit and Mindy Kaling in the role of Mrs. Who. The actors shared the official news on Twitter.
It was a dark and stormy night…I wwondder wwhat Mrs. Whatsit is uupp to? @Rwitherspoon
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 13, 2016
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) September 14, 2016
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 14, 2016
Said director Ava DuVernay,”After an extensive search that spanned multiple dimensions, we’re overjoyed to welcome Storm Reid to WRINKLE IN TIME as our beloved “Meg.” Storm is a tremendously talented young actress who embodies the hopes, dreams and spirit of a character much loved by audiences worldwide for generations. I can’t wait to work with Storm as we chronicle Meg’s epic quest, alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who. Tesser well!”
Reid’s first theatrical film role was in the Academy Award-winning 12 YEARS A SLAVE where she played Emily, and she has also appeared in AMERICAN GIRL: LEA TO THE RESCUE and SLEIGHT, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, she shot a starring role in Judy Greer’s directorial debut A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPROTIONS (2017), alongside Allison Janney, Common and Bradley Whitford. She is represented by Stella Alex from the Savage Agency, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
The film is directed by Ava DuVernay (SELMA) from a script by Jennifer Lee (FROZEN). Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand are producing the film, which will begin production later this year. While no release date has been set, I can definitely say that I’m already excited about this casting. Not one, not two, not three, but four strong female actors will be represented in Disney A Wrinkle In Time. I wonder how Disney will bring this classic tale to life.
Curious what else is up Disney’s sleeves this year? Check out the full 2016 Disney movie line up!