AceShowbiz - Chris Pine has signed on to join the cast of Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time". Deadline brings the words that the 36-year-old actor has been tapped to play Dr. Alexander Murry, a physicist and the father of Storm Reid's Meg, in the film adaptation of 1962's classic children's book by Madeleine L'Engle.
Meanwhile, Variety has reported that "Belle" actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is on board to portray Meg's mother Dr. Kate Murry. She is a microbiologist who, along with her husband, comes up with the idea of the wrinkle in time.
Chris and Gugu will join the cast that currently has several A-list actresses on the line-up. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling have been tapped to play three immortal celestial creatures known as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who respectively.
Ava DuVernay will sill sit behind the lens for the upcoming movie from a script written by "Frozen (2013)" co-writer Jennifer Lee. Filming on the fantasy flick is slated to kick off next month in Los Angeles for a 2018 release.
Chris was last seen in Davin Mackenzie's "Hell or High Water" alongside Ben Foster and in "Star Trek Beyond". He stars opposite Gal Gadot in DC's "Wonder Woman" which is set for a June 2, 2017 release in U.S. theaters. Meanwhile, Gugu will star in Keanu Reeves' "The Whole Truth" due out October 21.