Disney’s live action adaption of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel, A WRINKLE IN TIME arrived in theatres two weekends ago. While I usually love to enjoy movies during their opening weekend, my schedule didn’t allow me to see the film till this past Sunday. Featuring an all star cast of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine, the film introduces newcomer Storm Reid, to the big screen, as the young heroine of this tale, Meg Murray. Now while it had been years since I read the book in my fifth grade reading class, I was quite excited to see Disney present another action-adventure that the whole family can enjoy. A WRINKLE IN TIME tells the story of how Meg travels through dimensions of time and space to rescue her father from a negative energy preventing him from escaping a distant planet.
Disney’s live action adaption of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel, A WRINKLE IN TIME is now in theatres, playing everywhere! I’m a little bummed I can’t fit it into my schedule to see till next weekend *sadface* but hopefully you all, my favorite readers, get a chance to see the epic adventure this weekend!
Anyone else remember reading Madeleine L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME in elementary school? I sure do! I’m intrigued to check out Walt Disney Studio’s live adaption of the novel when it hits the big screen March 9. Over the weekend, the brand new trailer debuted to audiences eager to see a glimpse of the film.
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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