Sep 14, 2016 12:20 PM EST

Storm Reid to Play Lead in Disney's A Wrinkle in Time

Storm Reid to Play Lead in Disney's A Wrinkle in Time
The Walt Disney Studios has announced that after an extensive search, they have found someone to play the lead role of Meg Murry in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. 12 Years a Slave actress, 13-year-old Storm Reid, has been chosen for the job.

"After an extensive search that spanned multiple dimensions, we're overjoyed to welcome Storm Reid to WRINKLE 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!", said director Ava DuVernay.

Reid will join the cast which 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. 

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, confirmed the news yesterday via Twitter. 

The script was written by Jennifer Lee (Frozen) and will be produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand. Production is set to begin later this year. 
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