9:15pm PT by THR Staff
Michael Pena Joins Cast of Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'
Michael Pena has joined the cast of Disney's A Wrinkle in Time.
Pena joins Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and, most recently, Chris Pine, 'Moonlight' star Andre Holland and Levi Miller in a star-studded cast.
The live-action sci-fi film is about a young girl who suffers the traumatic loss of her father, a scientist (Pine), and ends up in another realm that places her and her younger brother on the journey to find him, with the help of supernatural characters Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Winfrey).
The film, which began shooting on Wednesday, is being adapted from the children's book with Ava DuVernay at the helm.
Pena was recently cast in Horse Soldiers alongside Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, the film is based on the true story of U.S. Special Forces who are tasked with eradicating the Taliban after the 9/11 attacks.
Pena is repped by CAA and Management 360.