If Kaling and Witherspoon do sign on to the production, they will join Oprah Winfrey, who has already been cast as Mrs. Which. As for the two actresses, Witherspoon will portray Mrs. Whatsit and Kaling will play Mrs. Who respectively should they join the movie after all.
Originally published in 1962, A Wrinkle in Time captured the imagination of readers with its whimsical story of a family searching through space for their father after he makes the mistake of investigating the possibility of time travel:
Frozen screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee is adapting A Wrinkle in Time into a screenplay, with Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand producing. A Wrinkle in Time marks the first title in L’Engle’s four-book “Time Quartet” series, which also includes A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Many Waters. L’Engle’s 1989 novel, An Acceptable Time, was also marketed as part of the series but took place a generation earlier.
Mindy Kaling, whose series The Mindy Project is about to begin its fifth season on Hulu, is also part of the upcoming Gary Ross ensemble Ocean’s Eight. Reese Witherspoon, meanwhile, is set to headline the HBO comedy series Big Little Lies and will also lend her voice to Illumination Entertainment’s animated musical Sing.
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