Netflix has announced that the new film adaptation of Matilda the Musical will begin streaming on December 25. The film will also be released in select theaters on December 9.
Netflix will release the film across the world in all countries except the UK and Ireland. Sony Pictures UK and Tristar Pictures will release the film in the UK and Ireland exclusively to cinemas on December 2, 2022. As previously reported, the film will have its world premiere in London on October 5 at the BFI London Film Festival.
Adapted from the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir), a little girl with great curiosity, a quick wit and a wild imagination – and the worst parents in the world. .
While her parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) make do with trashy television and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves getting lost in the pages of her beloved books. Where they’re loud, selfish, and mean, she’s a silent observer, imagining cheeky little acts of rebellion and revenge.
Upon meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda is encouraged and begins to conjure up her own fantastical tales. Excited to go to Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to discover that the school is a disturbing and oppressive place ruled by the huge and mean Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson).
In addition to the kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the wickedness are the story-loving librarian, Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee), and Matilda’s new school friends. Filled with an irresistible sense of justice, Matilda dares to stand up for what’s right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won’t forget.
Matilda the Musical by Roald Dahl is an inspiring musical tale about an extraordinary girl who discovers her super power and shows remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, while taking charge of her own destiny. . Standing up for what is right, she has achieved 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 is adapting the Royal Shakespeare Company production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Check out the first photos of Matilda the Musical here. Watch the trailer for the new movie here: