Chris Pine Plays Mr. Murray; Joins Cast Of Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ [VIDEO]By Noi Ramirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
"Star Trek" alum Chris Pine joins newcomer Storm Reid in "A Wrinkle In Time."
According to Deadline, the "Star Trek" alum will play Mr. Murray, husband to microbiologist Dr. Kate Murray portrayed by Gugu Mbatha-Raw and a father to the main character Meg Murray. Pine joins the cast of "A Wrinkle In Time" alongside newcomer Storm Reid, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey. Jennifer Lee ("Frozen") is penning the script while Ava DuVernay will direct the movie.
The story is the film adaptation of the famous children's book by Madeleine L'Engle. The story of "A Wrinkle In Time" revolves around a young girl whose father is working as a government scientist but has gone missing after working on a project called Tesseract.
Traumatized by her father's disappearance, she finds herself transported to another dimension on an interplanetary journey, accompanied by a schoolmate and her younger brother, to look for him. Searching for her father, she sees and encounters incredible creatures along the way.
Three supernatural beings, Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Kaling), and Mrs. Which (Winfrey) aid their search party.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production of "A Wrinkle In Time" was the first to receive tax credits under the California Film Commission expanded tax incentives program, as films with less than $75 million were eligible for a tax credit from the state of California. With that said, "A Wrinkle In Time" got $18.1 million in tax credits. The major thrust of the tax incentive program was to attract big-budgeted films back to Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Pine was recently seen as Captain Tiberius Kirk in "Star Trek Beyond" and CBS Films sleeper hit "Hell Or High Water," earning him some of the best reviews in his career. He will be seen next playing Steve Trevor in Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman," and is expected to reprise his Captain Kirk role in the 4th installment of the "Star Trek" franchise.
Shooting is set to begin later this fall in Los Angeles.