Emma Thompson to Play Miss Trunchbull in Matilda Musical Movie

16 Janvier, 2021, 02:33 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Matilda Emma Thompson & Alisha Weir to Star in Netflix’s Musical Film

Originated by Bertie Carvel in the stage production, the role of the menacing Miss Trunchbull will be played by Emma Thompson (Love, Actually, Saving Mr Banks, The Children Act) in the film.

'As is Alisha Weir, but you probably don't know her so well'.

As for the rest of the cast, the only other key cast member confirmed so far is Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, the sweet teacher who encourages Matilda and has an upsetting history with Miss Trunchbull.

Warchus said: 'Matilda will be an imaginative and fresh retelling of the award-winning musical, Matilda, featuring talented young newcomers, alongside established stars.

Matilda is based on Roald Dahl's 1988 novel of the same name.

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Emma Thompson will play formidable headteacher Miss Trunchbull in Netflix's musical adaptation of Matilda. Thompson will be seen next in Cruella and last year starred in Last Christmas and TV series Years and Years.

Matilda The Musical will be directed by Matthew Warchus, who helmed the Broadway and the UK's West End shows.

Produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, Jon Finn, and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company with Netflix, the film will be distributed worldwide by Netflix except in the United Kingdom, where TriStar Pictures will distribute in theaters.

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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