Zach Galifianakis and More Join Disney's A WRINKLE IN TIME Cast as Filming Begins
Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay begins filming Walt Disney Studios' live-action adaptation of Madeline L'Engle's Newberry Medal-winning book A Wrinkle in Time today. The story follows a young girl named Meg (Storm Reid), her little brother, and their friend as they go on a search for her missing father (Chris Pine), a government scientist who was working on a top secret project involving an inter-dimensional tesseract. Joining the trio on their journey are three supernatural beings: Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon).
Disney sent out a press release revealing additional members of the cast, including Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium, André Holland (Moonlight, Selma) as Principal Jenkins, Deric McCabe as Meg's brother Charles Wallace, and Levi Miller (Pan) as their friend Calvin. Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, and Will McCormack round out the cast. I only read an excerpt of the book in one of my English textbooks in elementary school, so I honestly couldn't tell you whether this is good casting or not, but I'd love to hear from those of you who are fans of the book.
Even if they aren't perfect fits from the outside looking in, I have no doubt that DuVernay knows what she's doing. She's an excellent filmmaker who has strong instincts and a real vision for her films, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with this classic story and a big studio budget. The movie films in California and shoots in New Zealand for two weeks later in the production, and it arrives in theaters on December 25, 2018.