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Matilda on Netflix releases updates, cast, synopsis, teaser and more

A film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s favorite character Matilda will hit Netflix in December, the streamer announced back in 2021. But what do we really know about the film so far?

West End version Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with “a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to change her story in a miraculous way”.

The musical, based on the book by beloved British writer Roald Dahl, has won 47 international awards and is now releasing on Netflix.

When will Matilda be on Netflix?

Netflix announced back in 2021 what a film adaptation Matilda will join its vast library in December 2022, but when exactly?

Well according to Digital spythis new film version of the classic novel will be released for the first time in the UK on December 2, 2022 in local cinemas, and in other regions, a musical adaptation will be available on Netflix “in the same month”, but no exact date has been provided at this time.

We assume that Netflix will allow the film to be shown in cinemas in the UK for at least three weeks before it becomes available to stream worldwide on its app, so we assume the film will be released in time for Christmas 2022.

Who plays Matilda on Netflix?

According to IMDbNetflix cast Matilda includes Alisha Weir as Matilda, Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Matilda’s parents Mr and Mrs Wormwood, and Sindhu Vee as librarian Mrs Phelps.

IMDb also listed the following actors in roles for the film:

  • Lauren Alexandra as “Acrobat”
  • Carl Spencer as “Magnus the Escapologist”.
  • Louis Martin as “Wonder Parent”
  • Gemma Ginaus as “Wonder Parent”
  • And Antoine Eilish as The Child in the Library.

Matilda in the Netflix synopsis

Netflix media center provided us with a brief synopsis of the film, and while it doesn’t reveal much about the plot, it does give readers some information about the film. It says:

An adaptation of the award-winning musical Tony & Olivier. Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to change her story in a miraculous way.”

Matilda photo

Take a look at these stills from the musical film below!

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Matilda Musical by Roald Dahl. Emma Thompson as Agatha Trunchbull in Roald Dahl’s musical Matilda. Cr. Dan Smith/Netflix © 2022

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Matilda Musical by Roald Dahl. Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood in Roald Dahl’s musical Matilda the Musical. Cr. Dan Smith/Netflix © 2022

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Matilda Musical by Roald Dahl. Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey in Roald Dahl’s musical Matilda. Cr. Dan Smith/Netflix © 2022

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Matilda Musical by Roald Dahl. (From left) Stephen Graham as Mr Wormwood, Andrea Riseborough as Mrs Wormwood in Roald Dahl’s musical Matilda. Cr. Dan Smith/Netflix © 2022

Matilda teaser

On June 15, Netflix released a teaser for the musical film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzKASL2T9d0

Is there a Matilda trailer from Netflix?

Short answer: no, there is currently no official trailer for the Netflix version., but there are many fun ones made by fans that you can check out YouTube at that time. We are confident that as we get closer to the release of the film, a trailer will be provided.

Stay tuned to learn more about Netflix Matilda updates!

FanSided staff contributed to this report.

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