Stephen Graham(“The Irishman”) and Andrea Riseborough (“Luxor”) are decided to play the role of Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, the parents of the central character Matilda while the newcomer Alisha Weir will play the name-role of the film, Matilda as announced previously. The Indian comedian Sindhu Vee (“Feel Good”) will be seen as Mrs. Phelps. Emma Thompson, who has decorated her crown with the awards of BAFTA and Academy Award winner, will play the role of Miss Trunchbull while Lashana Lynch will portray the character of Miss Honey.
The online platform Netflix and Sony Picture’s musical adaption of the loveable children’s story “Matilda” says the story of a powerful extraordinary girl who possesses an intellectual mind and sharp imagination, dares to change her story with a stunning miracle.
This film is directed by Matthew Warchus (“Pride”) and produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of working Title Films, Jon Finn, and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company with Netflix.
“Matilda” is seen on big screen previously in 1996 based on the book of Roald Dahl in 1988. Then the duty of direction was on Danny Devito while Mara Wilson was portraying the title character of Matilda and Pam Ferris played the role of the villain Miss Trunchbull. The screenplay was written by Dennis Kelly from the Royal Shakespeare Company musical in which the lyrics was written by Aussie comedian Tim Minchin. It was also an adaption of the Tony and Oliver award- winning musical. Though the movie was not become hit, now it is considered as a classic.
The film will be seen worldwide by Netflix except the country of United Kingdom (U.K.) where Trister Pictures will distribute in cinemas.
Warchus had said when the project was announced: ” ‘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.”