A film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved character Matilda is coming to Netflix in December, the streamer announced in 2021. But what do we really know about the movie so far?
The West End version of Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a “sharp mind and vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.”
Based on the book by beloved British novelist Roald Dahl, the musical won 47 international awards, and now a film adaptation is coming to Netflix.
When is Matilda coming to Netflix?
Netflix announced in 2021 that a film adaptation of Matilda it will join its vast library in December 2022, but when exactly?
Well, according to Digital Spy, this new film version of the classic novel will first be released in the UK on December 2, 2022 in local cinemas, and as for other regions, the musical adaptation will be available on Netflix “that same month”. ”
On August 30, Netflix announced that the musical film will premiere on Sunday, December 25, 2022. However, it will be released in select US theaters starting December 9.
Who is in the cast of Matilda on Netflix?
According to IMDb, the cast of Netflix Matilda includes Alisha Weir as 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 librarian Mrs. Phelps.
IMDb has also listed the following actors in roles for the film:
- Lauren Alexandra as “The Acrobat”
- Carl Spencer as “Magnus the Escapist”
- Louis Martin as “miracle father”
- Jemma Geanaus as “miraculous father”
- And Antwan Eilish as “Boy in the Library”
Synopsis of Matilda on Netflix
from netflix media center It provided us with a brief synopsis of the film, and while it doesn’t reveal much about the plot, it does provide readers with some insight into the film. It 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 vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.”
Photos of Matilda
Check out these production stills from the musical film below!
On June 15, Netflix released a sneak peek of the movie musical.
Is there a trailer for Netflix’s Matilda?
The short answer is no, there is currently no official trailer for the Netflix version., but there are plenty of fun fan-made ones you can check out on YouTube in the meantime. We are sure that as we get closer to the release of the film, a trailer will be provided.
Stay tuned for more Netflix Matilda updates!
FanSided staff contributed to this report.