Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and newcomer Storm Reid were featured on the cover of TIME magazine for their upcoming film “A Wrinkle in Time.”
The four stars are all dressed in black turtlenecks, with highlighted cheekbones and berry-stained lips, their hair pulled back and parted in the middle. They seem to be looking towards the light above in the shot, it’s a little eerie but artistic and intriguing all at once.
Kaling posted the cover with the caption, “watch out 2018.”
Director Ava DuVernay The film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book is set to release in March 2018. However, the science-fiction classic is already making waves as this iconic book finally makes it to the big screen. When it came to casting the film, director Ava DuVernay meticulously chose each of the four stars for their talents and to bring diversity to the forefront.
She said she wanted the roles of Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who (played by Winfrey, Witherspoon, and Kaling, respectively) to be “black, white and someone who wasn’t either.”
“I wasn’t just casting for actresses. I was casting for leaders — icons,” DuVernay told TIME magazine. “Reese is the hottest producer in town. Oprah’s the most prolific, venerable legend of television and an artist and entrepreneur. And Mindy’s one of the few women running a show with her name, about her. When I think about the three of them together as a unit of celestial beings, it feels right.”
DuVernay was also adamant that she wanted the lead character, Meg to be played by a “brown girl.”
“…[wanted] to place a brown girl in that role of Meg, a girl traveling to different planets and encountering beings and situations that I’d never seen a girl of color in,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
“A Wrinkle in Time” promises to bring diversity and magic to life with its cast and storyline. Let’s hope DuVernay’s adaptation is as iconic as the novel.