The children in revolt sing a storm in the first teaser for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (premiering this holiday season).
Alisha Weir (Darklands) plays the title character Matilda Wormwood, “an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results,” according to the official synopsis. The cast also includes Emma Thompson (Years and Years) as the terrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull; Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) as Matilda’s friendly teacher, Miss Honey; and Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire) and Andrea Riseborough (Waco, Bloodline) as Matilda’s callous parents.
Matthew Warchus, who brought the Tony Award-winning musical to life on Broadway, directs the film version, which was adapted by stage musical screenwriter Dennis Kelly, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
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