Gugu Mbatha-Raw Cast In Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been cast in the Disney adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time.”
The film has also cast Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid, with Ava DuVernay directing.
Gugu will play the role of Dr. Murry — Meg and Charles Wallace’s mother. She is a scientist who, with Meg’s father, comes up with the notion of the wrinkle in time. Mbatha-Raw was most recently seen in “Free State of Jones” and will star next in Bad Robot’s “God Particle.” She will follow that up with Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in the role of feather duster Plumette.
Gugu is an English stage and film actress who first gained prominence in a recurring role in Doctor Who, playing Tish Jones, sister of Martha Jones. She garnered attention in American productions, beginning with a supporting role in the Tom Hanks comedy “Larry Crowne”, and starring roles in the short-lived television series Undercovers and Touch. She earned critical acclaim for her performances in the British period drama “Belle” (2013) and the romantic drama “Beyond the Lights” (2014), receiving numerous accolade nominations from critics worldwide.
In 2015 she premiered the title role in Jessica Swale’s play “Nell Gwynn”, as an actress and mistress of King Charles II of England. She was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance.