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Dublin Girl To Play Matilda Alongside Emma Thompson In Netflix Adaptation

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12:33 19 Jan 2021


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Alisha Weir will play Matilda

Last week it was revealed that Netflix has a Matilda musical in the works.

Fans of the movie were delighted to learn that Emma Thompson had signed up to play the detestable Miss Trunchbull.

Image via Maureen V Ward Talent Agency Ireland

And now an even more exciting cast announcement has been made - Dublin actor Alisha Weir has bagged the lead role!

In addition to Thompson, the 11-year-old will star alongside Bond actor Lashana Lynch (Miss Honey).

Alisha's drama teacher Johnny Ward took to social media to react to the incredible news!

'MASSIVE NEWS !!!!!!!!,' he wrote.

'Absolutely over the moon to finally announce that my Drama Student Alisha Weir has landed the title role of "Matilda" in the Roald Dahl Netflix production of !!!! So So proud !'

The movie is currently in pre production with a potential 2022 release date when it will hit cinemas first before landing on Netflix.

We cannot wait to watch Alisha do her thing!


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