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Emma Thompson Is Unrecognizable As Miss Trunchbull In Matilda The Musical

Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming movie 'Matilda The Musical' and fans are really surprised after seeing Emma Thompson unrecognizable as Miss Trunchbull

By Ingrid Mateos

- June 15 , 2022 - 10:07 hs
Emma Thompson, Miss Trunchbull

Emma Thompson, Miss Trunchbull (AP, Sony Pictures)

Who would have thought that fans would be glad to say that Miss Trunchbull is back? Netflix has been announcing several movies and series to come on their streaming platform and the latest one will surely make more than one viewer feel a bit nostalgic.

Based on one of Roal Dahl's stories, the latest unveiling reveals that Matilda The Musical will soon be able to be watched on Netflix, however, the one to steal the spotlight was not the young actress portraying the protagonist, but the legendary Emma Thompson who is incarnating Miss Trunchbull.

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For those unversed in the plot, the story follows “a precocious and gifted girl who uses her powers to overcome bullies, including her family and her school's principal, and protect her friends.” Alisha Weir is the one playing Matilda, while Lashana Lynch who you have seen in Captain Marvel and the latest James Bond installment 'No Time To Die, will be the one playing Miss Honey, Mathilda's sweet teacher.

In the original film, Mara Wilson starred as Matilda and Miss Honey was played by Embeth Davidtz As previously mentioned, Emma Thompson is portraying Miss Agatha Trunchbull, the evil headmistress of Crunchem Hall Primary School. In the original film, Trunchbull was portrayed by Pam Ferris.

In the trailer, viewers get to see a bit of the musical numbers, the kids dancing, Bruce eating the famous chocolate cake, a glimpse of Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood played by Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough, librarian Mrs. Phelps played by Sindhu Vee, and even the scene where Trunchull is doing the pigtail swinging. "Matilda Wormwood. Criminals like you need a real lesson," Thompson's Trunchbull is heard saying.

In fact, it could be said that Emma Thompson is the best one to portray the villain in here since the fans already know she is a chameleonic actress with films such as 'Cruella', the Nanny Mcphee Saga, and the Harry Potter saga where she portrayed Professor Trelawney.

Matthew Warchus is the one directing this film and in a statement, he admitted to be eager for fans to watch Matilda The Musical. "Matilda will be an imaginative and fresh retelling of the award-winning musical, Matilda, featuring talented young newcomers, alongside established stars," he said in the statement. "I look forward to introducing this beloved and powerful story to a new generation of fans around the world."

Matilda The Musical is set to be released late this year during the holidays around the world except in the U.K where it will be displayed in cinemas.

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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