The science-fantasy tale begins production this week

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A Wrinkle in Time is ready to embark on its interdimensional journey. Disney has announced that Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the classic Madeleine L’Engle novel has rounded out its cast and will begin production Wednesday in Los Angeles.

New additions to the ensemble include Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium, André Holland as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller as Calvin, and Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace. Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, and Will McCormack will also costar.

Directed by DuVernay (13th, Selma), the movie is billed as a reimagining of L’Engle’s 1963 science-fantasy tale, which follows young Meg Murry (newcomer Storm Reid) and her brother (McCabe) as they travel through space and time in search of their missing father.

As previously reported, the starry cast also includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Chris Pine as Mr. Murry, Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who. Jennifer Lee (Frozen) penned the script.

In the announcement, DuVernay said, “Since day one, this experience has shimmered with the promise and possibility, the passion and power that only great stories offer. And Madeline L’Engle’s book is a great story indeed. A cool, quirky tale of an imperfect girl on an otherworldly expedition that has been praised and banned, dissected and celebrated the world over for more than 50 years.”

Principal photography will take place primarily in California, plus two weeks in New Zealand.

A Wrinkle in Time

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