Our first glimpse of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda is here, and it appears he steps into Danny Devito’s shoes pretty nicely.
Starring as Matilda’s father, Mr Wormwood, fans have praised the casting on social media, calling it a “masterstroke piece of casting” and sharing excitement for his appearance in the musical.
Releasing the first trailer just today, Netflix has finally revealed our first look at the actors in costume, with both Stephen Graham and Emma Thompson receiving quite the transformations. Graham boasts a hilarious wig (which we’ll hopefully see stuck to a trilby with super glue at some point), while Thompson gets a fair bit of body padding and a new jawline as she steps into the role as Miss Trunchbull.
Diehard fans will remember Pam Ferris played the iconic role back in the 1996 film, while Mara Wilson starred as Matilda and Danny Devito as Mr Wormwood.
This winter, Alisha Weir will star as Matilda, while Lashana Lynch plays Miss Honey and Andrea Riseborough stars alongside Graham as Mrs Wormwood.
Check out the trailer here:
The trailer shows the new musical element of the film – which was originally adapted for the stage – while showcasing iconic moments from the original story such as Bruce Bogtrotter’s cake and Mr Wormwood’s tragic hair dye. Fans will also spy Miss Trunchbull throwing a presumed Amanda Thripp by her pigtails, which was just one of the most memorable moments of the original film.
Netflix is currently withholding any sneak peeks of Matilda’s powers, however, the teaser trailer offers just enough of a taste to get us through the summer.
Matilda: The Musical is set to premiere this December.
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