“12 Years a Slave” actress Storm Reid is in talks to star in Disney’s adaptation of the novel “A Wrinkle in Time.”
She joins Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling in the pic with Ava DuVernay directing.
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.
Reid will play the oldest daughter among the children.
“A Wrinkle in Time” is the first book in L’Engle’s “Time Quintet” series, which includes “A Wind in the Door,” “Many Waters,” “A Swiftly Tilting Planet” and “An Acceptable Time.”
Reid made her film debut in “12 Years a Slave” and has since gone on to book a role in the made for TV movie “American Girl: Lea to the Rescue.” She also participated in the Sundance sci-fi pic “Sleight” which opens next April nationwide.
Reid is repped by Stella Alex from the Savage Agency, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Felker Toczek.