Netflix has revealed the teaser trailer and poster for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, which is coming to the streaming service this holiday season. You can watch the teaser below, and you’ll find the poster underneath.
Sony Pictures U.K. and Tristar Pictures will release the film in the UK and Ireland exclusively in cinemas on December 2, 2022.
A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.
In the film, Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind, and a vivid imagination — and the worst parents in the world. While her parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books.
Where they are loud, selfish, and unkind, she is a quiet observer, thinking up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge. On meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales.
Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the huge and villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson).
As well as the kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are the story-loving librarian, Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee), and Matilda’s newfound school friends.
Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is an inspirational musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories while also taking charge of her own destiny.
Standing up for what’s right, she’s met with miraculous results.
Directed by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (Matilda the Musical), the film is produced 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 adapted the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
The cast also includes Charlie Hodson-Prior (Bruce Bogtrotter), Meesha Garbett (Hortensia), Rei Yamauchi Fulker (Lavender), Winter Jarrett Glasspool (Amanda Thripp), Andrei Shen (Eric), and Ashton Robertson (Nigel).
Last September, Netflix announced that the streaming service had acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC). The two companies are joining forces to bring some of the world’s most loved stories to current and future fans in creative new ways.
With 300 million books sold and one new book sold every 2.6 seconds, Roald Dahl’s stories continue to grow in popularity globally, attracting new audiences with innovative developments in books, entertainment, and beyond.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.