13-year-old actress Storm Reid (“12 Years A Slave”) has signed on to play the lead role of Meg Murry in Ava DuVernay’s upcoming film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time”.
Reid will join a cast that includes Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, and Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit.
Published in 1962, the novel follows Meg, her brother and his friend as they go off in search of their missing father who had been experimenting with time-travel. The result takes them far out into space where a darkness has been engulfing the universe.
“Frozen” screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee is adapting the work into a screenplay, with Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand producing.