LOS ANGELES-Chris Pine has joined the cast of 'A Wrinkle of Time ' and will appear in the new Disney movie with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and newcomer Storm Reid. The 36-year-old actor will star alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and newcomer Storm Reid in Disney's adaptation of the 1962 children's book. The plot - adapted from the tome by Jennifer Lee - follows the Murry family, in particular Meg (Storm), her genius five-year-old brother Charles Murry and Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe, as they look for their missing scientist father (Pine).

A visit from a mysterious old lady called Mrs. Whatsit (Reese) reveals that their father's latest research has been successful and he is, in fact, travelling in space and time . The trio of kids then follow his journey to the planet Camazotz, ruled by a giant evil brain.

Pine is the second new casting in the past week as director Ava DuVernay confirmed British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw - whose credits include roles in 'Concussion', 'Doctor Who' and 'Black Mirror' - will play Dr. Kate Murry.

The 44-year-old filmmaker tweeted earlier this month: '''Don't hope it was a dream.' Thrilled to confirm that Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined #TeamWrinkle as Dr. Murry, Meg's mom + brilliant scientist. (sic)''

Shooting for the film is set to kick off in Los Angeles next month, although a release date is yet to be given by Disney executives.