A film adaptation of the cult Roald Dahl character Matilda is scheduled to be released on Netflix at the end of December. The streaming service was announced in 2021. But what do we know about the film to date?
The West End version of Matilda is the story of a remarkable girl who, with a “sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.”
Based on the novel by famous British writer Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl won more than 47 international musical awards, and now his film version will be available on Netflix coming December 2022.
When will Matilda go to Netflix?
Netflix announced in 2021 that it would release a film version of Matilda that will be added to its library of films in December 2022. But when exactly?
According to the report by Digital Spy, the new film version based on the novel’s classic will be made available within the U.K. on the 2nd of December 2022, at local cinemas and in other countries. It will be released through Netflix “that same month.”
On August. 30th, Netflix announced that the musical film would be released on Sunday, December. 25 2022. But, it will be available in some U.S. theaters starting in December. 9.
Who is part of The Matilda of Netflix cast?
As per IMDb, The actors in Matilda on Netflix Matilda is Alisha Weir playing Matilda, Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Matilda’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, and Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps.
IMDb also listed the following actors for parts of the film:
- Lauren Alexandra as “The Acrobat”
- Carl Spencer as “Magnus the Escapologist”
- Louis Martin as “Miracle Parent”
- Jemma Geanaus as “Miracle Parent”
- And Antwan Eilish, who plays “Kid in the library.”
Matilda on Netflix synopsis
The Netflix Media Center has provided us with an overview of the film, and while it doesn’t reveal much about the story, it gives the viewer a few details about the film. The synopsis reads:
“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.”
Take a look at these production stills from the musical movie below!
On June 15, Netflix released a teaser for the musical film.
Is there a trailer for Netflix’s Matilda?
The short answer is no, there isn’t currently an official trailer for Netflix’s version, but there are plenty of fun fan-made ones that you can check out on YouTube in the meantime. We’re sure that when we get closer to the release of the movie, a trailer will be provided.
Matilda Storyline by Netflix.
Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a tiny girl with lots of curiosity, sharp eyes, an enthralling imagination, and one of the worst parents you could ever meet. As their parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) content themselves with their raunchy TV and unorthodox ways to earn money, she is adamant about getting lost in books. Her favorite books. When they’re rude, selfish, and cruel, she is a calm observer who can think of small, naughty ways to retaliate and be a hero.
After meeting her inspiring educator, Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda is encouraged and starts to conjure up her own stories of fantasy. In awe of attending Crunchem Hall, Matilda is shocked to discover that the school is shady and oppressive, ruled by the powerful and evil Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson).
Alongside sweet Miss Honey and her bright light in the dark is the story-loving librarian Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee) and Matilda’s new friends from school. With a sincere feeling of justice, Matilda dares to take an oath for what’s right and teach Trunchbull an essential lesson she will never forget.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is a fantastic musical about an extraordinary young girl. Who finds her unique power and uses her incredible courage in the face of every obstacle to help others make a difference in their lives while also taking control of her destiny. Her actions are met with remarkable outcomes when she stands up for what’s right.
Produced by award-winning Tony Award director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), The film is directed by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production to large-screen projection and features original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Stay tuned for more Netflix’s Matilda updates!
FanSided Staff contributed to this report.