Oprah Winfrey is on board to star in a new adaptation of the award-winning science fantasy novel “A Wrinkle in Time.” Deadline.com reports that the feature film project, in the works at Disney, reunites Winfrey with “Selma” director Ava DuVernay. The script is by Oscar-winning “Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee.
The book by Madeleine L’Engle was published in 1963 and is considered a classic of the genre, winning the Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award and other honors.
“Winfrey will play the role of Mrs. Which,” Deadline notes. “The studio is moving quickly to cast the film, with actors including Amy Adams and Kevin Hart chief among those circling. Winfrey is in final negotiations.”
Besides her role as one of the stars of “Selma,” Winfrey had a hand in making the movie happen with her work behind the scenes. “Winfrey and DuVernay also co-created and are exec producing the upcoming OWN series ‘Queen Sugar,'” Deadline notes.