Emma Thompson Joins Netflix’s Matilda Movie as Miss Trunchbull
From Harry Potter to Nanny McPhee, Emma Thompson turns any kid’s movie into pure gold.
Now, the Oscar winner is using on yet a further, far more nefarious, function from our childhoods: Matilda‘s villainous headmistress Miss Trunchbull, who made use of to haunt our nightmares for throwing young children into the Chokey.
On Jan. 14, Netflix confirmed Thompson is officially signing up for its approaching Matilda musical movie. The cast also contains 11-year-old Alisha Weir as the bookworm Matilda and 007 actress Lashana Lynch as the beloved Miss out on Honey.
Of course, the Roald Dahl reserve was tailored for the significant screen in 1996, starring Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito, who also directed the nostalgic strike. We will in no way forget the notorious chocolate cake scene with Pam Ferris playing The Trunchbull. And remember when she swung Amanda close to by her pigtails? Or when she drank newt h2o?!
Then, about 10 many years back, Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin turned the children’s common into the West End show Matilda the Musical, which influenced the Netflix adaptation.