‘Matilda the Musical’ on Netflix: Fans hail an UNRECOGNIZABLE Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull

Ever since the teaser dropped, fans have been raving about Emma Thompson’s performance


                            ‘Matilda the Musical’ on Netflix: Fans hail an UNRECOGNIZABLE Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull
Emma Thompson in a still from 'Matilda the Musical' (Netflix)
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Many will have their childhood nostalgia attached with iconic film ‘Matilda’. Netflix is bringing forth the much awaited modern-day adaptation with the film ‘Matilda the Musical’. It is a totally new spin and take on ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl.

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The film tells the story about a young girl named Matilda (Alisha Weir), who starts a small rebellion against her autocratic boarding school headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. The musical adventure film is set to premiere this holiday season. Before the musical hits screens in December 2022, fans can spend it watching films like ‘Better Nate Than Ever’, ‘Tick, Tick...Boom’ and ‘Autumn Girl’.

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As soon as Netflix dropped the official teaser, fans were excited to see Oscar-winner Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, and they all started praising and rooting for the actress.

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Emma Thompson in a still from 'Matilda the Musical' (Netflix)

"Oohhh you got me at emma thompson!," wrote a fan. "THAT is #EmmaThompson ? I cannot see ONE attribute that would make me guess that was her!!!! Wow that is some MAKEUP !!!," mentioned another fan. "This looks amazing wtf, Emma Thompson looks SO GOOD as Trunchbull’, wrote a user. ‘OMGG EMMA THOMPSON AS MISS TRUNCHBULL," noted another fan. "What!!! #EmmaThompson is unrecognizable," added another fan. "Can’t wait!! Saw this on Broadway years ago.. can’t wait to see #EmmaThompson as Trunchbull," a fan wrote. "#EmmaThompson is the GOAT," mentioned another fan.

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Almost everyone has read Dahl’s much loved book while growing up. In a few months, we will be seeing how music and magic would come together beautifully in this new and quirky musical film. The film’s plot revolves around Matilda (Alisha Weir), a bookworm prodigy who gets neglected and mistreated by her ignorant parents. At an overtly strict and authoritarian boarding school run by an abusive Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson), she finds a good spirit in her teacher Miss Honey.

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Matilda and Miss Honey unite their forces to stop the abusive headmistress from making the school kids' lives a living nightmare. Miss Trunchbull hates the kids with a passion, and Matilda is a special target. The gifted young girl also develops telekinesis, which helps a lot when taking a stand against the evil adults in her life. 
 
‘Matilda the Musical’ is being helmed by Matthew Warchus. The film would be releasing in December 2022 on Netflix. Tim Minchin is on board to compose the music for the movie. The cast includes actors Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough and Stephen Graham.

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Teaser

The official teaser of 'Matilda the Musical' was dropped on June 15. You can watch it here.


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