What will the new Matilda adaptation be about?
Netflix's new adaptation, which is being brought to life by director Matthew Warchus following his work bringing the Dahl adaptation to the Broadway stage, is based on the 1988 novel of the same name.
“Matilda will be an imaginative and fresh retelling of the award-winning musical, featuring talented young newcomers, alongside established stars. I look forward to introducing this beloved and powerful story to a new generation of fans around the world,” per Variety.
As well as Warchus, original playwright Dennis Kelly is back at the helm of this new version and is writing the screenplay. There is no word yet on whether Tim Minchin will be involved in the project, the composer behind the original music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical.
Who has been cast in Netflix's Matilda film?
Matilda will be played by Irish newcomer Alisha Weir, with Netflix confirming the 11-year-old singer, actor and dancer had landed the coveted role.