A stellar cast!
Emma Thompson will play Miss Trunchbull in Netflix's musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, Matilda.
Netflix also announced James Bond actress Lashana Lynch will play teacher Miss Honey, while newcomer Alisha Weir will take the title role.
On the announcement, director Matthew Warchus said: “Matilda will be an imaginative and fresh retelling of the award-winning musical, Matilda, featuring talented young newcomers, alongside established stars.
“I look forward to introducing this beloved and powerful story to a new generation of fans around the world.”
💫 *Alisha Weir as Matilda*💫
💫 *Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull*💫
💫 *Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey*💫
That's magic. That's MATILDA. Director Matthew Warchus' musical adaptation, coming to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/CcTbItI8TV
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2021
Matilda follows the story of young, highly intelligent girl who develops psychokinetic abilities and uses them to deal with her dysfunctional family.
Netflix’s version will be written by Dennis Kelly, who has adapted it from the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, which had original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
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