Newswire: Gugu Mbatha-Raw to play a brilliant scientist mom in A Wrinkle In Time

Starting today, you can watch Gugu Mbatha-Raw break your heart in the surprisingly lovely Black Mirror episode “San Junipero.” And soon, she’ll help bring your childhood to life in Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. DuVernay announced on Twitter yesterday that Mbatha-Raw would be playing Dr. Murry, the scientist mother of the young heroine Meg, set to be portrayed by youngster Storm Reid:

“Don’t hope it was a dream.” Thrilled to confirm that Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined #TeamWrinkle as Dr. Murry, Meg’s mom + brilliant scientist. pic.twitter.com/13VNc6vsCe

— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) October 20, 2016

We’d take issue with Mbatha-Raw’s swift transition from ingenue to matriarch, but the whole “brilliant scientist” thing and the source material pretty much negates those concerns. Meg’s missing father, yet to be cast, is, in part, the tale’s McGuffin. The news was first reported by …

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