Now this is a particularly exciting piece of news for A Wrinkle in Time: Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of Madeleine L”Engle”s beloved novel.
The media queen will play Mrs. Which – the most mysterious of the three unusual beings who arrive at the Murray house to help Meg and Charles Wallace find their missing father. Mrs. Which is the one who usually refrains from materializing completely (as it”s a tiring process). She appears as a shimmering light a lot of the time, but sometimes shows up as a traditional witch, with a pointed hat and broom. I”ll be very interested to see how they use Winfrey”s strong voice for Mrs. Which”s odd way of speaking (“Nnoww, cchilldrenn, yyou musstt nott bee frrightennedd att whatt iss ggoingg tto hhappenn.”).
The film will reunite Winfrey with Ava DuVernay, who directed Winfrey in Selma. Variety is reporting that DuVernay “always had Winfrey in mind for one of the three Mrs. Ws.”
The script for this Wrinkle in Time is by Frozen“s Jennifer Lee. No word yet on any other cast members, but there is an open casting call out for the kids“ roles later this month.