The three immortal, shape-shifting angelic beings in Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time may soon be cast. According to Variety, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are in talks to star in the big-screen adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel from Madeleine L’Engle, which is known for its underlying Christian themes. Oprah Winfrey has reportedly signed on to play Mrs. Which with Kaling in talks to play Mrs. Who and Witherspoon to play Mrs. Whatsit.
The Disney production is a massive undertaking. It’s now the first movie with a budget higher than $100 million to be directed by a woman of color.
The film is due out in theaters next summer.