Cape Town – Oprah Winfrey looks every bit the celestial being in first look images of A Wrinkle in Time.
The beloved media personality plays Mrs. Which in Disney's adaptation of the 1963 children's book classic by Madelein L'Engle.
It tells the story of a young girl whose scientist father disappears. To help find him, three supernatural beings – Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which - come to the little girl and her brother and her friend as they make their way through the universe.
Reese Witherspoon plays Mrs. Whatsit and Mindy Kaling is Mrs. Who.
Entertainment Weekly released exclusive images of the cast in character, and they look stunning
See the pics here:
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Director Ava Duvernay opened up about her casting choices for the three celestial beings.
Speaking to EW she said she saw this as an opportunity to expand on the archetype of the three wise women – she wanted women of different ages, body types and races.
Duvernay has worked with Oprah before and casting her as the powerful sage was an easy decision.
“I mean, when you’re trying to cast the wisest woman in the world, what’s the question? You go and you call her and you’re glad that you have her number on speed dial,” said Duvernay.
A Wrinkle in Time opens in cinemas March 2018.