13-year-old Storm Reid has been cast as the lead in the film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle's beloved children's classic "A Wrinkle in Time."
Reid will star as Meg Murry alongside Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling in the film that Ava DuVernay will direct.
L'Engle's website describes the plot.
Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. She claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a tesseract, which, if you didn’t know, is a wrinkle in time.
Meg’s father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?
The young actress made her film debut in 12 Years A Slave.
The film is the highest budgeted movie ever directed by a woman of color. In a recent interview, DuVernay said she plans to "remix" the book the that was published originally in 1963.