When the Walt Disney Studios first announced they were moving forward with an adaption of Madeleine L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME, it immediately took me back to fifth grade memories of reading the novel for class. It’s been a process, but after an extensive search, Disney announced earlier today they found their lead. Thirteen year-old Storm Reid will play the lead role of Meg Murry in the Disney’s live action adaptation!
Director Ava DuVernay stated, “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!”
You may recognize Storm Reid from her first movie role in the Academy Award-winning 12 YEARS A SLAVE where she played Emily. 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.
As mentioned above, she joins a talented cast which already includes Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who. The actors shared the official news on Twitter. Check out the exchange below!
There isn’t a release date yet for the film… but I just couldn’t wait to share this news with you!
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