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Oprah Winfrey to star in Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time

07.26.2016
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Admittedly it's been quite a while since I last read Madeleine L'Engle "A Wrinkle in Time" (elementary school), but I recall quite enjoying it. The acclaimed novel "revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, which involves being transported to a fifth dimension with mysterious inhabited planets." SELMA director Ava DuVernay signed on to direct the film for Disney earlier this year and now it seems that she's found the first member of her cast.

Oprah Winfrey is currently in final negotiations to take on a role in DuVernay's A WRINKLE IN TIME. Winfrey is set to play Mrs. Which, one of three immortal beings who can travel across time and space and helps the three main human characters on their quest. Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay have worked together before on SELMA in which Winfrey played civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper in addition to serving as a producer. She also serves as a co-creator and executive producer on DuVernay's upcoming television series Queen Sugar which will debut on September 6, 2016 on OWN.

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Source: Deadline

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1:42PM on 07/27/2016
In hindsight, I don't think the book ages very well (even by childrens book standards) but it is much beloved and I'm glad that they're putting together a legitimately talented team to handle it, I wish more book adaptations were handled this way.
In hindsight, I don't think the book ages very well (even by childrens book standards) but it is much beloved and I'm glad that they're putting together a legitimately talented team to handle it, I wish more book adaptations were handled this way.
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9:31AM on 07/27/2016

I'm surprised

Based on what little I remember of the book, Mrs. Which was the least developed of the three female characters and had the least page time. Either the role will be expanded for the film, or Oprah wants a smaller role. She does have a few other projects on the go ... ;)
Based on what little I remember of the book, Mrs. Which was the least developed of the three female characters and had the least page time. Either the role will be expanded for the film, or Oprah wants a smaller role. She does have a few other projects on the go ... ;)
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8:50PM on 07/26/2016

Oprah will be great in this

After The Color Purple I was sure she was going to continue acting and was surprised she didn't.
After The Color Purple I was sure she was going to continue acting and was surprised she didn't.
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4:53PM on 07/27/2016
I hear her day job pays pretty well. ;)
I hear her day job pays pretty well. ;)
6:11PM on 07/27/2016
lol that's very true. As one of the most successful people on the planet, I can't really blame her for going the route she did.

Well at least we know she took this role because she truly wants to and not for the money.
lol that's very true. As one of the most successful people on the planet, I can't really blame her for going the route she did.

Well at least we know she took this role because she truly wants to and not for the money.
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