The Broadway musical ‘Matilda the Musical’ is getting the film treatment, with Netflix releasing the first official trailer today. The musical is, of course, an adaption itself, inspired by Roald Dahl’s 1988 book ‘Matilda’.
The film stars the one and only Emma Thompson as the towering and ruthless Miss Turnbull, as well as Alisha Weir as Matilda, Lashana Lynch (‘No Time To Die’) as Miss Honey, and Stephen Graham (‘The Irishman’) and Andrea Riseborough (‘Birdman’) as Matilda’s parents.
Watch the trailer below.
If you are a little confused, this new film is based on the musical. It is NOT a remake of the 1996 film, which is based on the book.
The synopsis of the upcoming film reads:
“Matilda Wormwood is a little girl with a big curiosity, a sharp mind, and a vivid imagination - and the worst parents in the world. While her parents content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books.”
“On meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey, Matilda is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales. Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the huge and villainous Miss Trunchbull.”
“Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is an inspirational musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny. Standing up for what’s right, she’s met with miraculous results.”
People online are really looking forward to watching the movie, which will be released on Netflix at 9 pm on Christmas Day this year.
“This movie looks incredible. Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull is so good and scary at the same time,” said one person.
“I'm on the verge of tears. This is probably in my top five musicals of all time. It looks exactly like what I was wishing the film adaptation would be like. I seriously hope the whole film lives up to this trailer because WOW,” one more wrote.