It’s an exciting Friday evening for fans of Disney: Not only did we get at sneak peek at Emma Watson’s first Belle costume from the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast (out March 17), a little birdie has also just given us the scoop on the rumored cast for the House of Mouse’s up-and-coming adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, and trust us when we say: It’s GOOD.
In addition to Oprah Winfrey (!) who is already signed on to play one of three “celestial beings” (Mrs. Which) that helps a group of children find their scientist father trapped in an alternate plane, A-list stars Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are reportedly in talks to round out the trio.
With Reese set to play Mrs. Whatsit, which will see her as a grandmother wrapped in layers of clothing, and Mindy as Mrs. Who, a literature-quoting fiend, the two will likely join the Big O and Jennifer Lee (the writer and co-director of Frozen) for the upcoming roles, and we, for one, could NOT be more excited.
Hey, and if they’re open to casting suggestions, maybe Millie Bobby Brown (aka Stranger Things’ Eleven) could take on the role of 12-year-old Meg Wallace? Just a thought!
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(h/t Hello Giggles, photo via Jamie McCarthy, Tommaso Boddi + Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)