Dame Emma Thompson will play scary headteacher Miss Trunchbull in Netflix’s musical adaptation of Matilda.
Matilda is based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel of the same name.
It follows the story of a young girl named Matilda, who has the gift of telekinesis, and who uses her power for good against her mean parents and terrifying school principal, Miss Trunchbull, who will be played by Emma Thompson.
The lead role of Matilda will go to 11-year-old newcomer Alisha Weir.
The film is directed by Matthew Warchus.