Casting Lead Roles in Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

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If you are a fan of sci-fi, then it is possible that you have already read “Wrinkle in Time”, written by Madeleine L’Engle. Now the 1963’s novel is set to be turned into a Disney movie! Here is a great opportunity for children to be cast in lead roles in the adaptation of the classic Wrinkle in Time. The movie will be directed by Ava DuVernay. The script for the Disney movie is being written by the screenwriter of the popular movie “Frozen”, Jennifer Lee. It is rumored that the movie will begin filming this fall.

About Wrinkle in Time

The classic book is the first part in the series that revolve around the O’Keefe and Thee Murray families. The story primarily focuses on an adolescent girl whose father is a government scientist.  Thirteen-year old Meg is perceived as a troubled kid at school by both her classmates and her teachers. Her family, on the other hand, knows that she is capable of achieving great things.  The drama in the book starts when her father disappears mysteriously. The book has won several awards like, Sequoyah Book Award, Lewis Carol Shelf Award, and Newbery Medal.

Description of the Roles

Disney is in search of children aged 5, 14 and 16 years to play the lead roles for the science fiction movie. Two of the roles are for mixed races while one is for ethnic minority. Read the role description below:

  • A young and extremely intelligent boy of 5 years who belongs to a mix race of Caucasian and African American descent. Apart from being a genius, the boy has the ability of articulating as well. He is a strong lad who gets hypersensitive at times. He is also possesses a loving and caring nature.

  • A 14 year old girl who belongs to a mixed ethnicity (Caucasian and African American). This girl is in one of the most difficult phases of her life. She is relentlessly searching for questions regarding life, trying to find a unique place in the world for herself and her family. Even though she is troubled, she is in the possession of great strengths that are trapped within her. She will learn to unlock her true potential and sets upon a quest searching for truth. Her intelligence will keep on driving her forward.

  • A 16 year old lad who belongs to an ethnic minority. This robust kid is handsome and caring. He befriends the aforementioned kids.

It is evident from the description of the roles that they are meant for the protagonist Meg, her younger brother Charles and a friend called Calvin. In the earlier version that was made for televisions in 2003, all of these characters were played by white actors. However, this time Ava DuVernay will be doing a “color blind casting”. No prior acting experience is mandatory to be cast for these roles.

Details about the Casting Call

For these roles, an open casting call is going to be held this weekend. Following are the details:

Location: The Robert Mello Studio, 4048 Flowers Road, Doraville, GA 30360

Parking: All the people showing up for the auditions will be provided with a free parking.

What are you supposed to bring? : You are supposed to bring a latest photograph which is non returnable. The images that you bring will be left with Disney’s casting directors. It is not necessary to bring professional headshots.

Inability to attend the open call: Don’t worry if you miss the casting call on Saturday! In case you are not able to attend the open call for any reason, then you are requested to send an email to thecastingofficesubmissions@gmail.com. Please attach a recent photograph in the mail. Also mention your contact details and caption the subject line of the email as “OPEN CALL”.

Queries: The filming is expected to begin early in fall 2016. If you have any questions in mind, then you are free to shoot us a query any time through email at thecastingofficesubmissions@gmail.com.

So if you love science fiction, and are an aspiring child actor, then avail this brilliant opportunity and apply as soon as possible!

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10 Comments

  1. I live in Texas and do regional theater and I can’t make it to where the audition is. are you allowed to do online auditions?

  2. I am not a mixed race but have fallen in love with the book and felt excited that it would be a movie can I still audition?

  3. Is this still happening? I would love to send in a headshot and my information but I don’t know if this is still going on. Thank you

  4. Hi I name is Jade Latek, and I am 13,( I look a little older than I am) I will be 14 this upcoming fall though. August. I am African-American and I am wondering if I can audition for the 14 year old girl role. I will not be able to attend the audition this weekend because my family has already made plans that cannot be canceled now. Is there any other way that I can still audition but sometime this upcoming week???? (Also must I have much experience with acting to play this role? Or at least to audition? ) thank you for your tome! (5/25/16)

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