'A Wrinkle in Time' Cast and Characters: Who's Who?

9:00 AM 7/26/2017

by Victoria Berggren

Ava DuVernay directs the film starring Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and more.

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Courtesy of Atsushi Nishijima/Disney

Disney's rendition of the beloved book, A Wrinkle In Time, boasts a star-studded cast.

Ava DuVernay directs the film featuring Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Levi Miller as they journey to rescue renowned physicist, Dr. Murry (Pine), from an evil alien entity.

Ahead of the release of A Wrinkle in Time on March 9, 2018, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the book's characters and their respective versions on film.


  • Chris Pine as Dr. Alex Murry

    Chris Pine plays Dr. Alex Murry, father to Meg and Charles Wallace and the scientist who went missing while discovering a new form of space travel.

    Pine is no stranger to adventures, as he most recently starred opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman and announced he will return to space in a third Star Trek film. 

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Kate Murry

    Dr. Kate Murry, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is wife to Dr. Murry and mother to Meg and Charles Wallace and a microbiologist known for her exceptional brains and beauty.

    The actress is known for her work in Beauty and the Beast and Beyond the Lights. 

  • Storm Reid as Meg Murry

    Meg Murry, daughter to missing scientist Dr. Murry, is played by newcomer Storm Reid. Meg spearheads the expedition to find her missing father along with her younger brother and close friend.

    Reid has appeared in Disney's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and 12 Years a Slave. She will also appear in the upcoming film Killing Winston Jones, which is set to premiere in 2018. 

  • Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace Murry

    Deric McCabe is Charles Wallace Murry, Meg's little brother. Even though he is the youngest of the group, he is the most powerful.

    The young actor has already appeared in Stephanie and will star in the upcoming film Hold On.  

  • Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which

    Oprah Winfrey plays Mrs. Which, the leader of the three beings (with Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit) that assist Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace on their adventure. The wisest of the group, she gives the children the most advice and clues to help them find their father.

    After Winfrey's talk show, which ran for 25 years, catapulted her to fame, she has acted and produced several award-winning films including The Color Purple and Selma.

  • Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit

    Reese Witherspoon is Mrs. Whatsit, a motherly being who helps guide the children on their journey to find Dr. Murry along with Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey). 

    Some of Witherspoon's most well-known roles in her repertoire include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and Cheryl in Wild. The actress was nominated for an Emmy this year for her role in HBO's Big Little Lies. 

  • Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who

    Mrs. Who, an extraterrestrial being who helps guide the children on their journey, is played by Mindy Kaling.

    Well known for her role as Kelly in The Office, Kaling has lent her voice to Disney's Inside Out and starred in her own show, The Mindy Project. She will return to comedy in the upcoming film Ocean's Eight

  • Levi Miller as Calvin

    Levi Miller plays Calvin, a close friend of Meg Murry who accompanies her and Charles Wallace on their quest to find their father.

    Miller most recently starred in Disney's Pan. 

  • Michael Pena as Red

    Red, a being known for his piercing crimson eyes, is played by Michael Pena. Red is part of the evil that has trapped Mr. Murry and set the children on their quest.

    Pena is most known for his work in The Martian and Fury, and he will reprise his role as Luis in the second installment of the Ant-Man series. 

  • Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium

    The Happy Medium, played by Zach Galifianakis, is a human-like being that helps Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace understand the evil they are fighting.

    Galifianakis, a standup comedian known for his role in the Hangover movies, has also starred in Birdman and the FX series Baskets.

  • Andre Holland as Principal Jenkins

    Andre Holland star as Principal Jenkins, a character who works at Meg's school and encourages her to focus on her studies.

    Holland is most famous for his work in American Horror Story, as well as the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight, 42 and Selma

  • Daniel MacPherson as Calvin's Father

    Daniel MacPherson plays Calvin's estranged father.

    MacPherson is known for his work in The Shannara Chronicles, is on the Cinemax series Strike Back and will soon star in the upcoming film Generational Sins.