I’m calling out to all the ’90s kids who ever tried pouring their cereal with their minds. The sweet old story of Matilda Wormwood returns to screens in 2022, only with the added flair of a little music. Matilda the Musical by Roald Dahl coming to Netflix, folks. chocolate cake ready.
If, like me, you’re stupidly excited to return to this wild tale, here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 film Matilda the Musical by Roald Dahl.
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What is the Matilda 2022 version about?
In case you don’t know the 1996 film (classic) or the stage musical (also a great time), Matilda the Musical by Roald Dahl revolves around the story of Matilda, a bright young child who comes from a family of complete idiots.
Eventually our girl Matilda realizes that she can *make things* with her mind and chaos/brilliance ensues.
The summary for Matilda the Musical by Roald Dahl from Netflix is as follows:
Matilda Wormwood is a little girl with great curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination – and the worst parents in the world. While her parents are content with trashy TV and shady dealings, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind, she is a silent observer, dreaming up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge.
When Matilda meets her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey, she is encouraged and begins to conjure up her own fantastic stories. Excited to visit Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place run by the giant and villainous Miss Trunchbull.
Alongside kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanies are story-loving librarian Mrs. Phelps and Matilda’s newfound school friends. Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to stand up for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is an inspiring musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpowers and, against all odds, finds the remarkable courage to help others change their stories while taking control of her own destiny. She stands for what is right and has achieved wondrous results.
Who is in the cast?
Probably the most exciting news we have regarding Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is the announcement that Oscar winners Emma Thompson has taken on the role of the film’s villain, Miss Trunchbull.
joins her Alisha Weir as Mathilde, Lashana Lynch as sweet miss honey, Stephen Graham as Mr. Wormwood, Andrea Riseborough as Mrs. Wormwood, and Sindhu Vee as Mrs. Phelps.
The film is directed by a Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchuswho was behind Matilda The Musicalthe film is produced by Eric Fellner, Tim Bewan and Luke Kelly. Dennis Kelly is the film’s screenwriter and he provided the original music and lyrics Tim Minchin.
Can I see a trailer for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical?
Heck yes you can. Netflix has released the first official trailer Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musicalto showcase your favorite characters doing their thing.
Yes Bruce will eat that cake again and yes you will see Miss Trunchbull toss a child by her pigtails. Check it out below.
Matilda 2022 release date: When is it coming to Australian screens?
If you want to get your eyeballs across Matilda the Musical by Roald Dahlwe can tell you that the film will be released on Netflix in December 2022. We don’t have an exact date yet, but we’ll definitely update you as soon as we know more.
In the meantime, you can find the original film on Netflix, and here’s a list of other epic films you can watch on the platform, according to Rotten Tomatoes.