Chris Pine has boarded “A Wrinkle in Time,” Disney’s adaptation of the beloved 1962 fantasy classic written by Madeleine L’Engle.
The novel follows 14-year-old Meg, her younger brother and a classmate as they travel through space and time in search of her missing astrophysicist father, who disappeared while working on secret government project involving moving between planets by means of a fifth dimension.
Deadline reports the “Star Trek” and “Wonder Woman” star will play patriarch Alexander Murry, husband of microbiologist Dr. Kate Murry, portrayed by Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”, the film also features Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. Storm Reid has been cast as Meg.
L’Engle’s award-winning novel was followed by four sequels, “A Wind in the Door,” “A Swiftly Tilting Planet,” “Many Waters” and “An Acceptable Time,” referred to collectively as the Time Quintet.
“A Wrinkle in Time” was previously adapted as a TV movie that aired, following delays, in 2004 on ABC. Disney distributed the project in the United States. The novel has also been turned into a play, an opera and, most recently, a graphic novel.
Filming of the Disney production is expected to begin by the end of the year in Los Angeles.
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