One of the most anticipated movies in recent years continues to add to its already impressive cast. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has officially signed on to Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. Per Variety:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined Disney’s movie adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time.”
Ava DuVernay is on board to direct with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid also attached to star in the film.
Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing scientist father.
Mbatha-Raw would play the role of Dr. Murry — Meg and Charles Wallace’s mother. She is a scientist who, with Meg’s father, comes up with the notion of the wrinkle in time. Mbatha-Raw was most recently seen in “Free State of Jones” and will star next in Bad Robot’s “God Particle.” She will follow that up with Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in the role of feather duster Plumette.
A Wrinkle In Time is currently in pre-production, and is expected to hit theaters in 2018.