A book that became a film that became a musical that became a film again.
A new movie adaptation of Matilda: The Musical is set for release next year.
Matilda is a film, but it’s also a musical. That musical is of course based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name, but now that musical is being turned back into a film, set to be released next year, on the silver screen. Still with us? Great.
The new stage adaptation will be released in cinemas by Sony Pictures U.K. and Tristar Pictures ahead of Christmas 2022, before making its way to Netflix for the holiday season.
Irish actor Alisha Weir will star as Matilda, and she’ll be joined by BAFTA and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, and Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Matilda’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood. Sindhu Vee has also joined the cast as librarian Mrs. Phelps.
The film will be directed by Matthew Warchus, who directed Matilda The Musical for the West End and Broadway. It’s being produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, and Jon Finn and Luke Kelly from The Roald Dahl Story Company.
The screenplay is being adapted by Dennis Kelly, and original music and lyrics have been written by Tim Minchin.
Matilda is due for release on December 2, 2022.