Oprah Winfrey has become the first name to hop onboard “Selma” director Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 Newbery Medal-winning fantasy classic “A Wrinkle In Time” for Disney Pictures.
Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”) is penning the script about a young girl whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project which involves being transported to a fifth dimension full of mysterious inhabited planets.
Winfrey is in final negotiations to play the role of Mrs. Which, while the likes of Amy Adams and Kevin Hart are said to be circling roles. Winfrey and DuVernay co-created and are executive producing the upcoming OWN series “Queen Sugar”.