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Oprah Winfrey To Join The Cast Of Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to join the cast of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time adaptation which will be directed by Ava Duvernay. Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed Frozen with Chris Buck, is writing the script for the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. Frozen, which released in 2013 is the highest grossing animated feature film of all time.

A Wrinkle in Time is the story of a young girl whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a ‘tesseract’, which transports the user to a fifth dimension with mysteriously inhabited planets. She goes in search of her father and sees some incredible creatures along the way. The book is the first in L’Engle’s Time Quartet series, which includes A Wind in the DoorMany Waters and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.


Winfrey will play Mrs.Which, one of the three Mrs. Ws that help guide the children along their journey. Winfrey and Duvernay have a relationship going back to Selma, a 2014 historical drama which Winfrey appeared in and Duvernay directed. The film might also have actors Amy Adams and Kevin Hart on board.

Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, Oprah Winfrey has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century and is currently North America’s first and only multi-billionaire African-American. Several assessments regard her as the most influential woman in the world. Winfrey is about to start filming on HBO’s  adaptation of the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

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