Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey jet into Queenstown for movie

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey are headed to New Zealand.

Oscar-winning actress Witherspoon and Winfrey - one of the most recognisable faces in the world - are destined for Queenstown on a two-week filming trip.

A source told the Otago Daily Times the duo are set for a fortnight of shooting on location near Lake Hawea in central Otago on a NZ143million movie project called A Wrinkle in Time.

'A wrinkle in time' movie location in the Hunter Valley, near Lake Hawea, Wanaka. Photo / Supplied
'A wrinkle in time' movie location in the Hunter Valley, near Lake Hawea, Wanaka. Photo / Supplied

Luggage packed and ready to travel, an excited Witherspoon, who won the Academy Award for best actress in 2006 for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line -the acclaimed film on the life of American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash - has taken to social media today to confirm her first ever trip to New Zealand.


Top TV actress Mindy Kaling - star of hit series The Mindy Project - is also part of the film.

Kaling too has also taken to social media to announce her working trip - with Witherspoon replying to say she can't wait to go exploring with Kaling.

The ODT reported the celebrities will be housed at a private residence in Wanaka, with another source saying the filming will happen at Hunter Valley Station, which is close to Lake Hawea.

Fortinbras Productions, a Disney Enterprises company, was given permission to film by Queenstown Lakes District Council on January 25.

- Herald on Sunday

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