Oprah Winfrey has officially been cast to Ava DuVernay’s Disney adaptation of the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time.

A Wrinkle In Time revolves around a young girl whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a ‘tesseract,’ which involves being transported to a fifth dimension with mysterious inhabited planets. She takes part in a search for her father and sees some incredible creatures along the way. Winfrey will play the role of Mrs. Which, the most mysterious of the three unusual beings who arrive to help Meg and Charles Wallace find their missing father.

Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee wrote the script, and production is scheduled to begin this fall.

This will mark the third collaboration between Winfrey and DuVernay. They began their partnership in 2014 with Selma, and recently wrapped production on the 13-episode OWN original drama, Queen Sugar.

DuVernay’s next project, The 13th, a documentary revolving around mass incarceration, can be seen on October 7th at the 54th New York Film Festival, and Winfrey is gearing up for production on the HBO original film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.



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