Scooch over, Mara Wilson—there’s a new Matilda in town. Roald Dahl’s classic story is returning to the silver screen, and this time with the added twists and turns of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.
Today, Netflix unveiled the first look at the Matilda movie musical, starring a whole handful of bright young schoolgirls in crisp uniforms and tiny little tap shoes. With their hair tied tightly in pigtails and a penchant for trouble, the kiddos jump and jive to showtunes. How did Matilda snag the most talented batch of youngsters in the world? Magic, it seems.
Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) takes front and center stage, hopping around on her beautiful bed and surely stealing the hearts of everyone on planet Earth. She’s joined by a little boy shoving his face into chocolate cake (remember that iconic moment?) and bestie Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch).
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