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Emma Thompson & Newcomer Alisha Weir to Star in Netflix’s ‘Matilda’ Musical Movie

The upcoming Matilda musical movie has found its two leading ladies!

Netflix has announced that Emma Thompson will be taking on the role of Miss Trunchbull while newcomer Alisha Weir will play Matilda in the upcoming movie adaption of the famed Broadway musical, EW reports.

Early last year it was reported that one of Emma‘s Harry Potter male co-stars would be playing Miss Trunchbull, but appears if those plans did not pan out.

Matilda The Musical will be directed by Matthew Warchus, who helmed the Broadway and the UK’s West End shows. The original story was told in Roald Dahl‘s 1988 book.

Matilda will be an imaginative and fresh retelling of the award-winning musical, Matilda, featuring talented young newcomers, alongside established stars,” Matthew said in a statement. “I look forward to introducing this beloved and powerful story to a new generation of fans around the world.”

Just last week, it was announced that this actress will be playing Miss Honey in the upcoming movie.

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