Netflix's screen adaptation of Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's Matilda The Musical is due for a limited release in theatres beginning December 9, with a full streaming release set for December 25. Newcomer Alisha Weir stars in the title role opposite Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull. Watch the first official trailer for the upcoming release above.
The film's world premiere opened the BFI London Film Festival October 5. Read reviews for the movie musical here.
Based on the 1988 children's novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical follows Matilda Wormwood, a curious young girl with dodgy and absent parents, who is encouraged by her inspiring teacher Miss Honey. Matilda's excitement for attending Crunchem Hall is tampered by the discovery that the school is an oppressive place led by the evil Miss Trunchbull.
Appearing alongside Weir and Thompson are Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps, and Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood.
A soundtrack will be released November 18.
The Tony- and Olivier-winning theatre production was adapted for the silver screen by the musical's book writer Dennis Kelly, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Having served as director of both the West End and Broadway productions, Tony winner Matthew Warchus returned to direct the Netflix film. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and The Roald Dahl Story Company's Jon Finn and Luke Kelly serve as its producers.
The stage musical played on stages in New York City, New Zealand, Korea, Toronto, and London's West End, where it opened in 2011 and continues to run.
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