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Nicole Caico

09/18/16

Storm Reid, a thirteen-year-old actress best known for her debut role in Twelve Years a Slave, is set to star in Disney’s production of A Wrinkle in Time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ava DuVernay will direct the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s book, and “Frozen” writer and co-producer Jennifer Lee will write the script.

L’Engle’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, focuses on Meg Murry, who finds herself on an interplanetary journey to find her father. Reid will play Meg, and her three supernatural cohorts Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which will be played by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey.

Disney and DuVernay are making a conscious effort to have the cast of the movie be as diverse as possible. The studio is still searching for nonwhite actors to fill remaining roles in the film. There is currently no set release date for the project.