Storm Reid is Meg Murry in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time
I couldn’t wait to share the latest news from The Walt Disney Studios regarding the upcoming live action adaption of Madeliene L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME. They have just announced that after an extensive search, they have cast 13-year-old Storm Reid to play the lead role of Meg Murry.
She will be joining an all-star cast that 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. To share their excitement and confirm the news, Oprah, Reese and Mindy took to Twitter. Check out their exchange below.
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.
Director Ava Duvernay said, “After an extensive search that spanned multiple dimensions, we’re overjoyed to welcome Storm Reid toWRINKLE 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!”
Storm Reid’s first theatrical film role was in the Academy Award-winning 12 YEARS A SLAVE where she played Emily, and 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.
Make sure to stay tuned for more news about Storm Reid and the film A Wrinkle in Time.