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Matthew Warchus Finds His Matilda in a Fresh Take of the Beloved Award-Winning Musical

Matthew Warchus Finds His Matilda in a Fresh Take of the Beloved Award-Winning Musical

Alisha Weir will star as the title character, with Emma Thompson and Lashana Lynch joining the cast

  • Cast: Alisha Weir (Matilda), BAFTA and Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson (Miss Trunchbull), and Lashana Lynch (Miss Honey) 

  • Director: Matthew Warchus 

  • Quote from director Matthew Warchus: "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."

  • The film is being produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, Jon Finn, and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company with Netflix distributing worldwide except in the UK where TriStar Pictures will distribute theatrically in the UK. 

  • Screenwriter: Dennis Kelly, adapted from the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical.

  • Original music and lyrics: Tim Minchin 

  • Logline: An adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.