The Walt Disney Studios conducted a worldwide search for the coveted role of Meg Murry, the lead character in Disney’s live action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle In Time”. The announcement just came down that the character will be played by 13-year-old Storm Reid.
Said director Ava DuVernay,”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!”
Reid’s first theatrical film role was in the Academy Award-winning “12 Years A Slave” where she played Emily. Most recently, she filmed a starring role in Judy Greer’s directorial debut “A Happening Of Monumental Proportions” (Release 2017), alongside Allison Janney, Common and Bradley Whitford.
Reid joins a cast which already includes Oprah Winfrey in the role of Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon in the role of Mrs. Whatsit and Mindy Kaling in the role of Mrs. Who. The actors shared the official news on Twitter.
It was a dark and stormy night…I wwondder wwhat Mrs. Whatsit is uupp to? @Rwitherspoon
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 13, 2016
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) September 14, 2016
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 14, 2016
The film is directed by Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) from a script by Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”). Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand are producing the film, which will begin production later this year.