Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw A Wrinkle in Time
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined Disney’s movie adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Ava DuVernay is on board to direct with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid also attached to star in the film.

Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney. The story follows children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing scientist father.

DuVernay has since confirmed Variety’s report on Twitter:

“A Wrinkle in Time” is the first book in L’Engle’s “Time Quartet” series, which includes “A Wind in the Door,” “Many Waters,” and “A Swiftly Tilting Planet.”

Mbatha-Raw would play the role of Dr. Murry — Meg and Charles Wallace’s mother. She is a scientist who, with Meg’s father, comes up with the notion of the wrinkle in time. Mbatha-Raw was most recently seen in “Free State of Jones” and will star next in Bad Robot’s “God Particle.” She will follow that up with Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in the role of feather duster Plumette.

She is repped CAA.

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  1. malcolm says:

    Look you can have diversity if you want personally I hate the whole concept of it(but I can see a need for more roles for black Hispanic and Asian actors and actresses) but why oh why do you have to take characters that were white and make them black,it rarely ever works at the box office and seems to be done just to upset people …
    If you want more diverse movies here an interesting idea write original content first ..

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