According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actresses are in talks to join the cast of Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time." The "Selma" director is directing from a script from "Frozen" writer Jennifer Lee, who adapted Madeleine L'Engle's award-winning classic children's book.
In the book, a young girl named Meg, her younger brother, and a friend travel through a tesseract (the fifth dimension) in search of her missing father. They are aided by a trio of supernatural beings named Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which.
"Queen Sugar" — is already on board to play Mrs. Which, who appears as a shimmering light and drawls out consonants. Witherspoon would portray Mrs. Whatsit, described as an old woman wearing many layers of clothes. Kaling would be the bespectacled Mrs. Who, a gifted linguist with a propensity for quoting literature.
Disney has yet to set a release date for "A Wrinkle in Time," but the studio is eyeing a November filming start date.
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